I know first eggs are suposed to be small but this takes the cake!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pamperedpoultry, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Ok, heres a pic of the 2 eggs I got from some young pullets just starting to lay mind you the egg on the left is a bantam egg and the egg on the right also a bantam egg... LOL this tiny thing has blown my mind...
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  2. Oh cute! I keep all of the 'fairy eggs' my girls lay.

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  3. chicken500

    chicken500 In the Brooder

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    Hatch it!
     
  4. Snakeoil

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    Yep, I've seen first eggs that small.
     
  5. wings

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    What about this?:

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  6. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Well glad to here that lil booger is normal. Thats honestly the smallest one any of mines ever laid. Whats the earliest anyones had a hen to lay (age wise) I'm wondering if it didnt come from one of my 4+ month old pullets. The rest have been laying normal size eggs. Or can they lay normal and then pop up with one of these?
     
  7. wings

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    Quote:I have a chicken-owning friend who gets small eggs from his 13 month old hens.
     
  8. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Quote:ha ha I just went and compared it to a quarter the quarters bigger...[​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yeah, they can lay an itty bitty after they have already started laying. I believe they are usually without yolks, and I think they call them wind eggs? Though not sure on that one. I don't know what causes that to happen.
     

  10. mudderhen

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    They can lay normal size eggs and then lay one of the little ones. Sometimes they have either a very tiny yolk, or none at all. Some people call them rooster eggs or fart eggs. I have only gotten one of them myself, but it was from one of my EE hens and I watched her lay it. All of her other eggs have been normal. But they are neat when you get one. [​IMG]
     

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