abnormally small egg from red comet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ccusker, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. ccusker

    ccusker In the Brooder

    Dec 27, 2010
    Hello! I have 3 red comets that have been laying consistently since July. Yesterday when I collected eggs, there was one that was less than half the normal size and dark brown in color. The only other layers I have are silkies and one bantam frizzle that lays small cream-colored eggs. I guess my question is, did a red comet indeed lay this egg (I'm assuming so!) and does it indicate a health problem or was it just a fluke? I get occasional double yolkers from one of my red girls, and shells are usually a little lighter...so is the shell darker because it's so small? Any insight appreciated! - Just want to be sure there is not an underlying issue!

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I've gotten a few tiny eggs like that and they're so cute! They are often called "fart" eggs! It's just a fluke and nothing to worry about. I also noticed the tiny eggs I've gotten were darker in color.....

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