egg the size of yogart covered raisen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cottagechick, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. cottagechick

    cottagechick Songster

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    I have been getting normal sized eggs for about six weeks from most of not all of my seven hens...not really sure who is laying what. But they have all been the expected size or greater. I just found two eggs next to each other. One is about the size of a walnut and is perfect except it has no shell and no yolk. The other one has a perfect shell but is about the size of a raisin. If I hadn't found it in the coop I would have though it was a tiny bird egg....but I can't imagine a bird flying into the coop to drop one little egg...What would cause this? Do you think these are from the same hen?

  2. KBlue

    KBlue Songster

    Apr 21, 2011
    Katy, TX
    Those happen occasionally. You'll hear them called fart eggs.

    Shell-less eggs are normal too.
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    It's normal to get some slightly weird eggs, especially in the weeks after the chickens just start laying. Double-yolkers, fart eggs, shell-less eggs, white instead of brown eggs, it all happens. :p

    Once my chicken's fart egg resembled the size of something like a robin's.

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