How did this happen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggyErin, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Songster

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    This is the first time I've ever had one of these. New-laying hens, about two months now. Surface is rough. Is this indicative of a problem or just a bloop? That's a quarter for reference.
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  2. atalantis

    atalantis In the Brooder

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    omg:gig:lausory its kinda funny, what type of hens do u have?
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Generally these form around a bit of tissue shed from the reproductive tract. Called wind, fart or fairy eggs
     
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  4. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    Are they bantam chickens? Is there a yolk in the eggs or just white? The occasional mini egg is usually nothing to worry about in new laying pullets. They commonly have no yolk, but I've had eggs that tiny with a yolk from a small bantam pullet.
     
  5. atalantis

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    I just got bantams I regret posting the laugh emoji:barnie:he
     
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  6. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Crowing

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    Just a bloop. :) Not a problem unless it becomes consistent or presents alongside other consistent egg laying problems as the chicken ages.
     
  7. EggyErin

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    No problem Atalantis - your laughs made ME laugh. All my girls are full-sized; that's why I was a little concerned. I kind of want to crack the egg and kind of not. I think I like the term "fairy egg" best, but really, bloop describes it better. Thanks all!
     

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