first egg.... tiny tiny tiny?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninaevans, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. ninaevans

    ninaevans New Egg

    Jan 12, 2009
    One of my hens laid her first egg..... it is perfectly round and no bigger than a quarter. it has a sandy texture. is this normal? the other girls first eggs had an egg shape, not this one. it was also coverd in poop. I washed it properly can we eat it?
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sound like a wind/fart egg to me. It is normal to get odd eggs when they first start laying. They need to get the plumbing worked out.
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I had a bantam lay one the size of a thumb nail and just about was so cute!
  4. cdeans

    cdeans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Elkton, MD
    this is totally normal, she will figure it out in time... but I am not sure if I would eat it.
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]

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