Has anybody ever had a tiny yolkless eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Adri, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Adri

    Adri Out Of The Brooder

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    My 11 Buff Catalanas have been laying creamy-shelled eggs that are increasing in size. Despite having 3 go broody on me (I've broken them), I get about 5 eggs a day. On Friday we were surprised to find a tiny, bantam-sized egg. At first I wondered if one of my smallish Polish hens had laid it.
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    When my son broke it later, we discovered that there was no yolk in it.
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    This morning I collected a second, tiny, yolkless egg.
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    Has anybody ever had this happen? Should I be worried about the hen? Where are the yolks going? Is this the sign of a beginning layer? If I wasn't slightly concerned, it could be kind of neat to offer our friends (bakers and health-conscious) yolk-free eggs.
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    it's a 'fart' egg. totally normal for when a chicken starts laying.
     
  3. Adri

    Adri Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL Thanks, that is reassuring to hear.
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    the ovaries need to get 'their poop in a group' and all sorts of things can happen...double yolks, no yolk, yadda yadda.

    they are fun, aren't they!
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea it happens. My EE hen just started laying and her first egg had no yolk and was VERY tiny, then her second egg was HUGE and pretty! of corse it was white.. [​IMG]
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It's essentially a mis-fire of her production line. Imagine a factory where someone forgot to put the peanut in an M&M. That's all it is & totally normal.

    Here are some odd eggs for ya:
    http://www.poultryhelp.com/oddeggs.html
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    JennsPeeps: excellent example! [​IMG]
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Here's what mine looked like...

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  9. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Another common term for these little eggs is "wind egg" (back when it was called "breaking wind" instead of the other word) and yes, we all did have a thread locked for getting a little carried away discussing the matter once! Seems like I comment in alot of locked threads!
    Anyhoooo, normal to be yolkless, and happens occasionally, shouldnt be a big issue...or is that a small issue??
    Too cute, arent they!! My first one was a duck egg, I thought a duckling had laid it, I was so confused! I thought ducks had to be adults, and maybe they started laying younger, then I read on the internet about wind eggs...silly me......
    Tina/tfpets
     
  10. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I just got one of them yesterday. They are cool to get.
     

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