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Brown Quail Sized egg From a Barred Rock Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tennessee_chicken_lover, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok Yesterday I went to Gather Eggs and i looked in the nest box I had 15 eggs so i picked them up and put them in my Egg Basket, As i started to walk away i Noticed A Very Small Brown Egg THe Size of a Quail Egg..... Is my Hen a freak?? What Causes The Different Egg Sizes. My Parents Thought i was playing a joke on them until we Cracked it. There was a lil bitty Yolk.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That happens sometimes... It will also go the other way, too. Some people have said that their hens laid a gigantic egg! [​IMG]
     
  3. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    I Think its Pretty Cool. Some times i Wonder about my chickens!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Was this "tiny" egg from a young hen? Could be it was her first? Mine layed small...pullet eggs at first....did you eat it? They are just as good, just takes more!! I collect my Frizzle hens eggs...and save them for my grandson. He just LOVES the " kid sized eggs"
     

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