A new egg in the bunch.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Trent & Sue Stubblefield, May 24, 2017.

  1. Trent & Sue Stubblefield

    Trent & Sue Stubblefield Out Of The Brooder

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    I think this is from the 3rd hen who hasn't been laying. Why is it so small?? chickens egg2.jpg chickens egg1.jpg
     
  2. Chick2chicken

    Chick2chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?
    Could be just a deformed egg... happens sometimes, but you say that she hasn't been laying, do you know why?
     
  3. Trent & Sue Stubblefield

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    She's the youngest, maybe 9 months. It's a completely different color than the other 2, and she was in the roost when I got out there.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You say she hasn't been laying, is she new to laying or started to lay and stopped?
    If she is a new layer, then her system may just need time. If she's not a new layer it could be a "fairy" egg, also called "fart" eggs or "wind eggs". They are tiny eggs that usually have no yolk. If it's just an anomaly I wouldn't worry about it as it could be a hiccup in her system. If she's a regular layer that stopped and started again and you continue to have abnormally different than usual eggs, then I'd look into it further. As for color, are they the same breed, same parentage?
     
  5. Trent & Sue Stubblefield

    Trent & Sue Stubblefield Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, She's a different breed, different batch from the other hens. She's never laid an egg before. Neither of the other two girls laid eggs this small, so it threw me off. Their first attempts were just wrinkly.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    If it's her first egg it's normal for it to be small. Size should increase over the next couple months.
     
  7. Trent & Sue Stubblefield

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    Sorry for the late response. We've set up a new batch of babies. The others have 4 left in the bunch. We lost on tonight, 1 is pipped and is doing well, as I see the hole enlarging, and the other 3 show no signs, but they were candled and movement was visible. That baby egg is in the new batch and they're on day 5 :)
     

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