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Cute but TEENY TINY egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MysteryChik, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. MysteryChik

    MysteryChik Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, I found this in one of the nesting boxes today. Posting two pics, one of the little cream tinted egg in a carton next to the others, and one just beside a larger egg. (the larger egg is the "normal" size we get.) I have it next to one of our larger eggs for comparison. Its so little. I am ASSUMING that maybe it is from our smaller chickens, that we didn't think were laying yet.. Maybe this is the first one. They are 20 weeks today... I've just never saw any of our hens lay an egg this small, even just starting out so it really perplexed me! And to be honest, the pics do not even do it justice to just how small it is. Her egg will get bigger with time, right?


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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    While you may not have collected one this size before, it is entirely normal and, yes, the bird will lay larger eggs as her body regulates and adjusts to production.
     
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