Big egg TINNIEST FIRST EGG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wanttobefarmer, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have these two australorps that were wanting in the coop (they were freeranging and didn't want to lay in the boxes outside) so I put them in for a bout 30 min and went back to check on them. They are both 5 months old. One layed the biggest egg of any of my chickens really maybe bigger than I've ever seen. The other laid an egg so small it looks like a quail egg, or the size of one. Here is a pic of the two eggs compared to reg eggs.[​IMG]

    The big egg is impressive (the hen collapsed in exhaustion after ward and is in my bathroom recovering) but has anyone ever seen a chicken's first egg so small.[​IMG]
     
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  2. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!!!!!!
     
  3. CathyRN

    CathyRN Out Of The Brooder

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    We just had one of our first eggs exactly that small......and it did NOT have a yolk in it, only the white.....probably that small little egg is missing its yolk. I cooked it up anyway ! but it was a bit hard to crack open being so small. That is one cute egg.....[​IMG]
     
  4. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, amazing that it happened right about the same time! [​IMG] Also, I think the little egg is called an "egg fart." [​IMG]
     
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  5. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow we were wandering what it looked like on the inside if it was a completely miniature egg. I'll let you know when we crack it open. It's so weird that it might even be smaller than a quail egg. I really do hope it has a yolk. The fun I would have frying it.
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Cute little "fart egg"
    What to call the big one, "gas-bag egg?" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm really curious what tomm will bring. I don't know if I want bigger eggs or If it'd be cool to have a chicken that lays tiny eggs. I may take a better pics
     
  8. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so I cracked the really tiny egg and it had a yolk. Just a miniature egg We cooked it.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG-That is the cutest fried egg I have ever seen!! Too Funny!!

    BTW, some folks call the 'fart egg' a fairy egg!
     
  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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