Egg-mergency!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pretty-Poultry, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Pretty-Poultry

    Pretty-Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all! My beautiful frizzle hen layed her first egg on Christmas (12 or 11 days ago) and has not layed another one. Would anybody be able to tell me why? If it helps, it is very hot here.
     
  2. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it was her first egg. Pullets when they first start laying, they egg will be small and they may not lay everyday, or for a week. It's normal. One of my pullets layed her first egg, than it was almost 3 weeks until she layed another.
     
  3. Pretty-Poultry

    Pretty-Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh okay, thanks :) her first egg was pretty big though. It was cool, haha
     
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  4. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, when Eggy laid her first egg, it was a huge and had 3 yolks(hence the name Eggy) that's also very common in pullets starting to lay, have strange shaped eggs, fart eggs, big or small eggs, just about anything could happen.
     
  5. Pretty-Poultry

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    Sorry for asking do many questions, but what are fart eggs?
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Fart eggs, aka "oops" eggs are tiny little eggs, often only white and a shell (no yolk). Even experienced layers sometimes lay them. It's nothing to worry about unless you get lots of them. Here's 2 very good examples from my hens:


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  7. Pretty-Poultry

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    Thank you so much guys :) haha I would like fart eggs, I don't eat yolks.
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've always heard them called witch eggs. Never heard "fart eggs" until these forums.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Another thought (aside from it was her first egg :) ), I used to have cochins- LF not bantam- and they weren't the best layers to begin with. But, their production got even worse when it was hot. They literally wilted in the heat. If your little Cochin is anything like my big girls, when she does finally start laying well, then she'll go broody....alot :D Good luck, I'd like to add some frizzled Cochin bantams to my silkie flock. Enjoy her cute little eggs!
     
  10. Pretty-Poultry

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    Thank you :)
     

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