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Ever had this happen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Blisschick, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Okay, I've just about seen it all.

    Eggs laid with just barely a membrane, eggs with soft shells, deformed eggs, double yolks...but never this.

    One of my Jerseys has laid the tiniest egg I've ever seen. They normally lay good-sized large eggs, but this one is bantam sized and perfectly shaped. I candled it out of curiosity, and it has no yolk with only a tiny air cell about the diameter of a pencil eraser.

    I laughed my butt off!
     
  2. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I has never happened to me (yet)- but I've heard of tiny eggs being laid.

    Personally, I got my first membrane only egg and my first double yolker in January. I was weird weather then too and shortly thereafter, the ladies started to eat oystershell like there was no tomorrow.

    Sandra
     
  3. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get a lot of double yolkers when my chickens first start laying eggs usually until their reproductive systems gets synchronize. Never seen a egg laid without a yolk.
     
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  4. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    I've got a tiny egg once from my RIR. Cutest thing ever. I'll try to post a pic if I can get the camera away from DH.
     
  5. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    Okay. It was a struggle, but I got the camera!



    [​IMG]




    I love the Teeny Weenies...[​IMG]


    Darn. A bit out of focus.
     
  6. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My wife tells me she has seen chicken eggs without the yolk, she says no lucky.
     
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  7. chickchair

    chickchair Rest in Peace 1959-2011

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    Lol...I've seen a few of those... They're called "Wind" eggs, or "Rooster" eggs. They usually are a perfect but tiny shell, little or no yolk, and all they mean is someone is gearing up, or someone is gearing down to broody, laying, end of laying before molt, or first egg after molt...

    I've never seen anything about them to be concerned over.... (They are cute though....) [​IMG]
     
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Mine looked like that in comparison. They are cute!

    I guess my girl is gearing up. They've been laying pretty good here lately.
     

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