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One of my Ladies laid a very tiny egg and it is much darker than any I have ever had.  I have Red Comets and BO.

 

  They are 2 plus years old I was told in January.  When I cracked the strange little egg it was mostly white with a small oddly shaped yolk.  I was fixing breakfast for my husband and I showed him the strange egg.  He asked "are you giving me that", LOL I forgot to mention that only 3 of the 5 Ladies normally lay.  Two of the Red Comets have never laid an egg since I have had them.


Edited by winkyfaye - 5/22/16 at 6:33pm
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One of my Ladies laid a very tiny egg and it is much darker than any I have ever had.  I have Red Comets and BO.




  They are 2 plus years old I was told in January.  When I cracked the strange little egg it was mostly white with a small oddly shaped yolk.  I was fixing breakfast for my husband and I showed him the strange egg.  He asked "are you giving me that", LOL I forgot to mention that only 3 of the 5 Ladies normally lay.  Two of the Red Comets have never laid an egg since I have had them.
When I get one like this from my chickens, I call it a fart egg. It's an egg that "popped" out before it was fully developed, I think.
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
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An egg like that is usually formed when a bit of oviduct breaks off or a piece of tissue is released that's not an actual yolk. The body treats it like was a yolk and processes through as a regular egg, but smaller. All eggs get the same amount of pigment applied, so a smaller egg is darker where a larger egg is lighter due to the pigment being spread out around a larger egg.
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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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You may want to add oyster shells, if your girls have plenty of water and protian. I think we all get the odd egg but if someone's not laying something is up; I had a girl forever and she didn't lay til I add calcium.
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Thanks scramble please.  They have oyster shell available all the time.  I just wonder if they are older than the man we got them from told us. 


Edited by winkyfaye - 5/23/16 at 4:25pm
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Thank you oldhenlikesdogs.  Appreciate the info.

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