Egg size of a robin egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sylvialarry, May 17, 2011.

  1. Sylvialarry

    Sylvialarry Out Of The Brooder

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    Has any one ever had their girls lay an egg they size of a robin egg. I was surprised when I went to gather their eggs. Betty (who laid the egg) she is an ameraucana. After her molt she did not lay an egg for 7 months. Any ideas as to why she laid such a small egg. I cracked it open and there was no yoke just white. Yesterday and today I received normal size eggs.



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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I had one of those the other day from one of my Welsummers. It is called a "fart egg," even though the term makes me blush with embarrassment. That word is banned in our house with our two kids, and thus I wish I could find another term for it. Hopefully someone else will chime in with a better word. [​IMG]

    It is just an oops in the egg production cycle and it must be common, as I have read other accounts of them on BYC.
     
  3. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Wind egg" is a milder term. Or OOPS egg.
     
  4. storeman

    storeman Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops egg.
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have gotten a couple of those this spring, DH calls them robin eggs(ours are also EE's)
     
  6. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a fart egg! [​IMG]

    Somtimes you'll get these weird eggs. It doesn't mean anything is wrong with

    the chicken. I had one from our 2 year old hens the other day. First one I've ever

    seen, but it suprisingly had a yolk.
     

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