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found a teeny tiny brown egg on the floor of my coop....who laid it lol??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chkncrzdhppdyz, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. chkncrzdhppdyz

    chkncrzdhppdyz New Egg

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    We have 26 total birds in our coop.
    4 white Columbians, black sex links, Plymouth Barr and silkies (not sure if they are hens yet) 2 Murdoch ducks and 2 Americana.
    None of these birds are older than 16 weeks. I have 5 older hens that lay big eggs 2 brown and 3 blue.
    However some days i have been finding 3 brown eggs laid but they are all the same size.
    Yesterday we found a very small brown egg on the floor of the coop. Who laid it??thought maybe a silkies but they are only 3 months old and the big one are only 4 months??i think we have 2 or 3 new chickens laying just unsure who and who is laying these peewee ones?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and :welcome. Great to have you here. Sometimes chickens just seem to lay an unusually large or small egg. Often times a really small one will not have a yolk. Here is an awesome article by moderator Sumi that tells you all about egg formation and why some look the way they do. It's a great read. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    Good luck to you!
     
  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could have been any of the brown egg layers. Especially a hen just starting out. But it can happen anytime.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Teeny tiny eggs are called wind, fart or fairy eggs. They're a glitch in a layer's system, not an egg from a new layer. Whoever laid it should be back to normal in a few days.
     

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