4 month old hen laid a teeny tiny egg! Take a look see!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickfillhay, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a little egg! I suppose I shouldn't let it hatch should I.
    I sure don't want to eat it. But I might just take the insides out very carefully by poking a tiny hole at the ends and blowing it out. Then I will be able to save this little gem! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! How cute, something is better than nothing though! I have gotten 2 eggs out of my 4 month olds....all 43 of them....2 eggs...total....but that tiny one is to die for! you should paint it something cute.
     
  3. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of hen? It kinda looks like a fart egg (no, I didnt come up with that term.) Thats an egg with no yolk.
     
  4. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of hen? It kinda looks like a fart egg (no, I didnt come up with that term.) Thats an egg with no yolk.

    [​IMG] My coke just came out of my nose! A fart egg! What a riot! Somebody actually and seriously came up with that term! [​IMG]
    I'll go candle it............................................OK, I candled. And you just might be right. Maybe its too soon but I don't see anything different in there. It all looks just the same. Empty even!
    Edited to tell you I think it's from my super big barred rock. The others are Buff Orpingtons but they're 3 weeks younger than the barred rock.​
     
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  5. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one of these a few months ago--I didn't know they were called fart eggs. lol
     
  6. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, its usually a pullet's first attempt at an egg, and every once in a great while, an older hen will lay one, but thats pretty rare.
     
  7. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For about the last week I have been getting 2 to 4 of them a day from my 4 and a half month old EE's and a SLW. I can't wait for them to get to normal size since I am selling some of my eggs now and I don't want to put those little eggs in there to sell. They have a little tiny yolk in them.

    A few months ago I got a real tiny egg from one of my RIR's that always lays a nice big brown egg. It was the smallest one I've seen (about the size of a quail egg I guess). I think this one is known as a "Wind Egg", I think it is caused by a chicken getting startled or scared while it's forming and it just slips out when they take off when they get scared by something. About that time I had a problem with my neighbors dogs comming over and chasing my chickens and a fox that did get one of my hens. I keep a BB gun or my .22 handy when I let them out to free range now so they don't come around as often.

    Jayare
     
  8. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken known as Grey Poopon must have taken a gander at me in the early am hours........Actually probably anytime of the day!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. vickiemontana

    vickiemontana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been waiting to get enough little eggs to make an omlet, I cannot believe they are really called fart eggs. [​IMG] I'll have to candle them later and check it out. Only one of my 4 mo old RIR is laying. I hope the other 15 start picking up the pace or it will be winter.[​IMG]
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] My coke just came out of my nose! A fart egg! What a riot! Somebody actually and seriously came up with that term! [​IMG]
    I'll go candle it............................................OK, I candled. And you just might be right. Maybe its too soon but I don't see anything different in there. It all looks just the same. Empty even!
    Edited to tell you I think it's from my super big barred rock. The others are Buff Orpingtons but they're 3 weeks younger than the barred rock.

    Must be a barred rock thing..... I got 4 new hens last week between 6 months and a year, 2 lay really nice eggs and 1 lays nice med eggs and 1 of them pops out "fart eggs" (getting better with time) it was smaller than my silkies eggs.
     

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