fart eggs

stokes

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Just got my first fart egg. Never heard about them before anyone else got pictures of their first
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What exactly is a "fart" egg?
Here you go nayeli, from the article I posted the link to:

14. Fart egg aka fairy egg, witch egg, rooster egg or oops eggs
These tiny eggs may or may not have a yolk. Yolk-less fart eggs are often called rooster eggs. These little eggs are often much darker than normal, as they spend more time in the shell gland pouch and gets an extra layer or two of pigment. These yolk-less eggs sometimes form when:

- The hen's oviduct releases a small piece of reproductive tissue or another small foreign mass enters the hen's oviduct, triggering the regular formation of an egg. The foreign object will be treated like a normal yolk and enveloped in albumen, membranes and a shell;

- Occasionally a hen will also lay a fart egg when something disturbs her reproductive cycle;

- Young pullets may lay a fart egg or two when coming into lay and is still getting their reproductive systems in gear.
 

itlog

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I have Easter Egger bantam chickens. This is a pic of the usual size of my eggs. I got my first fart egg today probably from my Easter Egger pullet. It's cute. Gonna fry it up tomorrow and make a tiny over easy egg :D Guess I will find out if there is a yolk inside it.
 

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