Getting Small Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Animal123Animal, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Animal123Animal

    Animal123Animal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All
    I have been getting some small eggs the last few days. I have a serama hen but she has never lay a egg so small before and I have been get a egg from her ever few days, I don't know if it is her or one of the big girls? I opened them up and the smaller one is dry on the inside and it was the first I found and the other has the whites but no yoke. I'll let you know if I get anymore like them. Enjoy Dennis


    I took the pictures with some of my Welsummers and RIR eggs so you can see the size of them


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  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Those are little bitty ones!
    Little eggs can come from a couple of different reasons:
    1. Pullets that are just starting to lay and haven't quite got things in order may lay tiny or yolkless eggs.
    2. Sometimes a bit of tissue sloughs off of the oviduct (like with a meat spot) and it will get covered on the way down just like egg material does.
    3. Older hens that are in high production may lay a regular egg, and then have another one or a bit of one coming right along after it within a few hours.
    The few I've had have always been when the hens start gearing up in the spring - I just got one yesterday!
    I read once that in the olden days people used to call them "cock eggs" because they thought that roosters laid them - [​IMG].
     
  3. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL I have also heard them called fart eggs! [​IMG] I had silkies and the first couple of eggs from them were just like that. Only not as small [​IMG]
     
  4. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fart eggs usually only have egg whites in them, no egg yolk. I cam across one onetime . I though I was going to have the world smallest chicken. WRONG [​IMG]: NO BABY WITHOUT A YOLK [​IMG]
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    i get some of those tiny eggs ever now an then.its pretty normal.the hens are just starting to lay.or they are getting to rest an go into molt.watch an see if she keeps laying or quits for awhile.
     
  6. rockyroo

    rockyroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello

    Thats great i was just going too post pics of the very same eggs i have young pullets so that answers my questions ty..
     

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