Hen Having Trouble Developing Eggs?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicky Crazy, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Songster

    Feb 27, 2013
    In the two years I've had my four hens one of them has laid only a couple of little eggs. And they were laid months apart. Until last Monday when I found a tiny egg in the nesting box. I didn't worry about it because its so rare. But today I found another one! The second one was .2 ounces larger, if it makes a difference.
    Egg laid Monday
    Egg laid today.
    Monday's egg on top right, next to a regular sized egg. And Today's egg bottom right.

    Is she okay? If not how can I help her? And how can I find out who's laying it?

  2. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Songster

    Feb 27, 2013
    Some please help.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Those look like what people call wind/fart/rooster eggs, they are usually just a glitch in the egg laying system when a small piece of reproductive tissue breaks away and is treated it like a yolk and a shell is formed around it. They are pretty common in old birds, brand new layers or birds just stopping or starting a laying cycle, sometimes they just seem to show up randomly. The occasional one usually isn't anything to worry about, if you get a hen laying a lot of them, especially an older bird, it may be signaling the end of her egg laying. Don't know that there is anything special you can do about them. The only way I can see figuring out who is laying them is to keep the hens caged separately. If you don't know that only one is laying them (can't quite tell from your post), it could very well be that it isn't just one of your hens laying them, but that each one has laid them occasionally... have you gotten four regular eggs a day?
  4. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Songster

    Feb 27, 2013
    No. Their two years old. So I don't get many eggs. I got some chicks to fill in for them though when their older.

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