Found this tiny egg on the ground of my coop????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkymom1986, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    I found this tiny egg on the ground of my chicken coop, not in the nest where the others always are. I have silkies but this is even alot smaller then there eggs. You can see in the pic when I opened it there if barely any yolk. Any ideas on where this came from?!?! Do chickens do this sometimes before they start laying?? [​IMG] None of mine before have but I do have some youngsters in there. [​IMG] Any help to answering this mystery is appreciated!! [​IMG]

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It's a "fart" egg! [​IMG]
     
  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    This is a really good sign! Yes, it means someone new in your coop has started laying. The first egg can sometime be small like this. I always grab it, run into the house, and loudly announce that someone else has begun laying eggs. Congrats!
     
  4. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    Oh YAY!!! [​IMG] I was hoping it was a good thing, I had just never seen one like that from my others so I didn't know what to think, [​IMG] Thanks for the help!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't nessesarily mean a new bird is laying, but that would be one of the more likely things. Sometimes eggs like that just happen for no reason
     
  6. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    Quote:Do they just pop out on the ground? That confused me because it wasn't in a nest, it was on the ground not even under the nests.
     
  7. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL, too funny!
     
  8. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one like this a couple of days ago. I was hoping it was my youngest pullet, a RIR, that had started to lay. All my other girls are laying but she is younger and at the bottom of the pecking order. She had not begun to lay. Now I think all mine are [​IMG]
     
  9. MyChickenApples

    MyChickenApples Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a little egg![​IMG] I have never got an egg like that!
     
  10. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Do they just pop out on the ground? That confused me because it wasn't in a nest, it was on the ground not even under the nests.

    First of all, I'm pretty sure that Silkies only lay light colered eggs, but I could be wrong. As for not being in the nest box, welcome to the world of chicken raising [​IMG] Most of mine lay in the nest box, but I've found them in the middle of the run, the middle of the yard and even on the poop board [​IMG] Not sure why some hens lay their eggs where they do, but it keeps things interesting.
     

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