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"Fart" eggs-why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by logansmommy7, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first "fart" egg today...and I don't think it could be any of my babies starting to lay...they are only maybe 13-14 weeks old if that. Do chickens sometimes lay these, and why? [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:It is possible that one of you 13-14 week olds laid it. It is also possible a hen laid it. Just need to watch, if you can. Sometimes it just happens. Congrats either way.

    Imp
     
  3. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was a young one, will they lay more of these before getting larger eggs?
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I think it's pretty much individual to each chicken. I've never gotten a wind egg from 5 pullets. I think they'll get normal sized pretty fast.

    Imp
     
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I'mnew - what's a 'fart' egg???
     
  6. louis

    louis Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it's an egg without a shell but anyone correct me if I'm wrong
     
  7. detali

    detali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly my question too. What's a "fart" egg? Seriously, please do tell.
     
  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A fart egg is an egg without a yolk, and it is usually a very small egg.
     
  9. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, mine is the size of a small bird egg, like a third of the size of a normal egg. I haven't cracked it but could probably guarantee that it does not have a yolk!
     
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not new and I had never heard of or seen a "fart" egg.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2009

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