Got a "fart" egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new_to_chickens, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. new_to_chickens

    new_to_chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls have been laying for a few months now. They all stopped for about three weeks when it first turned cold (about month ago). I was getting about four eggs a day, then nothing for those three weeks, and now I get maybe one or two a day. I have 6 barred rock hens that are 8 months old. Is it normal for a hen to lay a 'fart' egg after laying for a few months. I suspect that maybe she hasn't laid an egg since they all stopped a few weeks ago and this is her first attempt at re-laying?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know when I have a fart, I am hoping that I do not have an egg too! [​IMG]
     
  3. new_to_chickens

    new_to_chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Genius! After waiting almost five hours for a response...this is what I get [​IMG]
     
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  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    LOL. I guess if the egg was at the vent and she had gas behind it, it would fart out. Waiting for replies? Well I do alot of waiting sometimes. Then someone will come along and give a comment that doesn't answer the question. I consider it a good bump from someone really nice who took the time to actually read my post.
     
  5. new_to_chickens

    new_to_chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I know...I wait a while too and I don't mind 'the bump'. I didn't name it a 'fart' egg by the way...that is it is called elsewhere on this site as I found out when I went looking for clues. So I searched the forums for any info related to 'fart' eggs. I personally would have named it something else since it seems to elicit certain kinds of juvenile responses from people...just saying [​IMG]
     
  6. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it's also called a "wind" egg if you prefer...

    but come on! everyone loves a fart egg joke ;-)

    that being said, the only thing you can do is sit back and wait to see if your girls start laying regularly again.

    I vote "yes" ;-)
     
  7. new_to_chickens

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    I prefer to think that my 'ladies' don't fart...they are much to lady-like for that!

    By the way, they have been laying but not to the full extent as they had before the winter set in. I guess my main concern is that the egg isn't a sign of something more serious than my lady-like hens 'farting'...
     
  8. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    We get them from time to time from our girls. It hasn't been a sign of anything serious for us more of a reboot for their system to get back to normal.
     
  9. new_to_chickens

    new_to_chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...that is all I needed to know [​IMG]
     
  10. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have to ask.. what is a fart egg? Or shall I say "passing wind egg" [​IMG]
     

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