Are you kidding me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by needlefrau, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. needlefrau

    needlefrau Out Of The Brooder

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    My smallest hen lays the largest eggs of the entire flock, sometimes larger that I can fit into the allotted slot in a carton. She's a leghorn and the only one I have that lays white eggs.
    This is what I found in the nests today.

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    I don't know why or which hens are doing it, but the smaller eggs are very tiny-about 1 1/4"- and other eggs of this size have had no yolks. Egg white omelets anyone?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The little egg is called a fart egg or a wind egg. Happens. Just a glitch at the egg factory.
     
  3. LindenLiving

    LindenLiving Out Of The Brooder

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    Never knew they were called "fart eggs".....[​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I had one too not long ago.
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  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a tiny little RIR that lays extra large eggs and does it in record time. She might be in the 15 mins,as soon as the egg drops,out the door she goes.
     
  6. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not egg white omlets.............Blueberry Cake with Baiser *yummy*
     

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