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What's up with this egg?

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I have 4 Copper Marans (one actually blue maran) and this morning I found this egg.

I am 100% sure it is from Nugget.   She was sickly for a few weeks early in her life, but was nursed to good health.

Her legs weren't fully developed so she squats a lot when pecking, but never misses a beat.  Her neck isn't as long as the others.

All of this makes her our "favorite"........but she seems happy and healthy.

My Marans are now a little over a year old.

They all lay pretty much each day.

Nugget lays the darkest chocolate egg of them all.

This morning I found a small egg.   

I had been gone for the past 5 days and my wife said she was acting funny off and on.

Is there something I should be concerned with at the size of this egg?

We will obviously not eat it.   The lighter egg is from our blue maran, which lays a large/XL sized egg.

What causes this?   I will watch her tomorrow and see if the size comes back to normal.

Thanks for any help and advice.

ccat1


Edited by ccat1 - 4/11/16 at 8:19am
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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It probably doesn't have a yolk, some lay them occasionally, there's nothing to worry about. It's nice and dark though.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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It's a fairy, rooster, or fart egg, which is a common hiccup in new layers. Generally they don't indicate anything is wrong! I looked up a ton of egg problems because mine have calcium dusted all over them

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