Egg size and color question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suzeqf, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've have an egg mystery. The hen is banty and the egg is about the size of a marble and is dark brown. I have 7 banty hens and 5 reg size hens and when they all lay I have 11 eggs my Ameraucana hen hasn't laid yet and I collect 11 egss but every one and then someone lays a teeny brown egg. Who could it be. These are my banty girls

    2 silkies,3 OEGB's(blue/black/self blue),black cochin, seabright

    I've search online but I can't find anything the mystery part is I've caught just about all of them leaving the nest box and I've hatch eggs from 2 of them.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    What you're describing is small, even for a banty eggs.....It's commonly referred to as a "fart" egg, and could come from any of your brown egg layers, as these little tiny eggs seem to be concentrated with color......

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  3. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks

    it's so small that is can almost sit inside a pepsi bottle cap. i was kinda wondering if it was something like that and when you crack it is had the teeny tiniest little yolk
     

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