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anyone ever seen a chicken egg this small

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the first egg is a pullet egg the middle is the smallest i have ever seen and the last is a leghorn egg
the next pic is the smallest one next to a pop can tab

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post #2 of 33

Wow that is tiny!! Is it from a regular size chicken?

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post #3 of 33

One of our barred rocks eggs whee that small. She only did it once though. Amazing isn't it?

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post #4 of 33

Wow what a tiny egg, I cannot wait to see what everyone says.big_smile

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I've found two like that in the last month.......mine were yokeless.  Strange!

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post #6 of 33

Our hens just started laying and we've gotten a few that small.... but all of ours but one have had yolks.

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post #7 of 33
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it had a yolk in it very small yolk im wondering if i could have hatched it. it was from a regular size chicken cause i dont have any small breeds.

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i have had white silkie pullets lay them that small, kinda funny they can lay a pullet egg smaller than my serama's lay eggs,lol. all have had tiny yolks except 1 it had just whites.

my 4 year old jelena love 's them. her nickname is sissy and when she see's them when she helps me collect eggs, it's momma look ep they laid me a sissy size egg!!! gig she always get's them for breakfast,lol. course i still got to make her momma sized eggs too. lau

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post #9 of 33

I think I've seen them called "fart eggs."  Google it...

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post #10 of 33

Awww, it's a fart egg!  One of my girls laid one of those when she was really young.

It's just a fluke.  It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with your hen, it just happens when a small bit of tissue in the oviduct is mistaken for a yolk, and the albumen and shell are formed around it.

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