Fairy egg? Or something else?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AdkChiksNRoos, Jun 3, 2017.

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  1. AdkChiksNRoos

    AdkChiksNRoos Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently found a very small egg in my coop. I thought at first one of my younger (14 weeks) chicks had laid it. They are ISA browns, Australorop's, golden and silver sebright bantams, and barred rocks. I've never seeneed such a tiny egg before and have had my flock for over 4 years. I did some research and came across witch or fairy eggs. Where I am starting to question things is I finally cracked the egg open and there was yolk inside. Every thing I've read says fairy eggs will not contain yolk. Is it possible a hen so young can produce eggs? I also have a bantam (mom- old english red)/standard(dad- production red) mix who survived incubation. I've never seen her lay eggs so I don't know what size they would be. Could it possibly be hers? The picture is her next to a silver sebright just to show her size. 20170530_201001.jpg 20170603_105724.jpg 20170603_111443.jpg Thanks for any input.
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  2. Dawnclucks22

    Dawnclucks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a fairy egg with a yolk. It's just uncommon, but they're completely edible either way... Just really small!
     
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  3. Dawnclucks22

    Dawnclucks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, any laying hen can produce these very occasionally. If your hen is under 6 months it is likely one of the older ones.
     
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    AdkChiksNRoos Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the comment. I guess I'm still always looking for those awesome miracles.. lol.
     
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