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anyone ever seen a chicken egg this small

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarabeth, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. sarabeth

    sarabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  2. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Wow that is tiny!! Is it from a regular size chicken?
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    One of our barred rocks eggs whee that small. She only did it once though. Amazing isn't it?
     
  4. Frogchickrincess

    Frogchickrincess Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow what a tiny egg, I cannot wait to see what everyone says.[​IMG]
     
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I've found two like that in the last month.......mine were yokeless. Strange!
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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

    sarabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    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 [​IMG] 's them. her nickname is sissy and when she see's them when she helps me collect eggs, it's momma look [​IMG] they laid me a sissy size egg!!! [​IMG] she always get's them for breakfast,lol. course i still got to make her momma sized eggs too. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I think I've seen them called "fart eggs." Google it...
     
  10. LisaJean

    LisaJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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