Help, small egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fowled-out, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. fowled-out

    fowled-out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen laid a small egg today, its a little bigger than a golf ball. Can I incubate it? I am collecting her eggs daily to incubate, she is my breeder.
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not incubate that egg, personally. Most likely it is what is called a 'fart egg', and has no yolk in it.

    And even if it does have a yolk, the egg will be too small for a chick to develop in. You'd just have to constantly watch it to make sure it doesn't rot and explode, ruining your entire hatch.

    Too much trouble for one egg, IMO.
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    For incubating you want to use the best eggs possible - I would wait a few days and get the ones that are more "normal" in size and shape to incubate.
     

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