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Found interesting egg

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CardinalRidge, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. CardinalRidge

    CardinalRidge Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2012
    Richfield, NC
    I found this in with my chickens this morning. So... either my EE pullet has started laying by presenting me with a REALLY tiny egg, or a Robin somehow got in with my chickens. Hmmm.......[​IMG]
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Eeek! That is tiny. Sure does look like a robin's egg.
  3. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    :eek: that is the tinest pullet egg I've ever seen!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  4. fifibreen

    fifibreen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2010
    How interesting! If it was a robin, I wonder how she felt when she sat on a giant nest with giant eggs. I guess you never know what your going to get in the nest box!
  5. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    I don't think it was a robins egg but from one of your girls. What you have is a "fart egg" i've had 3 so far and almost went insane trying to figure out which of my banty laid it

    fAlso known as a dwarf or wind egg, these eggs typically have no yolk(but the one's that i've gotten have had yolks). They’re caused by a piece of reproductive tissue breaking away, which in turn stimulates the egg production glands. These glands treat the mass as a yolk and begin forming an egg around it.(from city girl farming blog)
  6. christineavatar

    christineavatar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    Bolinas, CA
    Is it fertile? I bet it would grow into an itty-bitty chicken!
  7. grandmasgals

    grandmasgals Out Of The Brooder

    Last ummer I got one that was tinier than my pinkie nail.
    I cooked it with a regular size egg (fried) and it was fully formed. The yolk was about 3/4 the size of a sesame seed. Served it to my husband for breakfast that morning with bacon and toast! He got a chuckle.
  8. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2010
    Acually, I used to have a chicken who sometimes would lay like that. Even though she barley did it. I asked my mom why the egg was so little, and she said it was a little egg chickens sometimes lay and there will problably be no yolk in it. Its might be one of those eggs.
    They do that because sometimes when they lay an egg, they left a little extra behind so they lay a tiny little egg with no yolk.
  9. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2011
    Wow!! My first thought was it's a robin egg! But maybe not. Wow if it were a fertile chicken egg that chicken would be TINY!!!

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