fart eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gibsterl, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. gibsterl

    gibsterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a pretty mature flock-youngest hens are about 18 months old, oldest 4 yrs old. Got my first fart egg today...any concerns? Thinking it was a misstep for one of them...thoughts?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They happen occasionally, they are nothing to be concerned with.
     
  3. gibsterl

    gibsterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thinking that was the case...but after 4 yrs of keeping chickens this was my first one
     
  4. Star627

    Star627 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is a fart egg? That they farted & an egg came out??
     
  5. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No a "fart egg" is basically the second egg laid in a 24 hour period. It has no yolk or is only yolk. If I'm correct
     
  6. Star627

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    Wow interesting! I've had chickens for over a year now & no fart eggs. But I've heard them fart!! Thanks for the clarification!!
     
  7. eleaserek

    eleaserek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my year olds layed a fart egg a few weeks ago. It was a first for me too, I blamed it on stress. My daughter had a birthday party and they got more attention than normal. Then surprise! Fart egg :) here's a pic of one of her normal eggs as comparison

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  8. Star627

    Star627 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, that's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. gibsterl

    gibsterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is mine.[​IMG]
     
  10. Star627

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    They can even be different colors??!! That's cool!
     

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