Interesting....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doghamstyluv95, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. doghamstyluv95

    doghamstyluv95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we are getting a steady flow of eggs each day, usually 4-5 eggs(we have 9 hens). Today when my mom went to collect eggs, she found an egg about the size of a quarter and not bigger. Could this be a new hen laying an egg? My brahma bantam even lays bigger eggs and she is a little banty hen. I also have a golden campine who is small but don't they lay whitish eggs. This egg looked like my other Australorps egg(color). Which hens lay darker eggs, australorps or RIR's? I'm so confused right now because the egg is so small compared to the others and I'm wondering who could have laid it?
     
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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Wow, can you post a pic?
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

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    I got a very small egg like that this year too. I think when the girls first start laying they can get some variations. This is probably a one-time deal, not a bird that will regularly lay small eggs.

    A while back a bunch of people posted about these small eggs and someone suggested blowing the egg out and saving the shell.
     
  4. doghamstyluv95

    doghamstyluv95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here we go:
    In the carton with regular sized eggs:
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    Next to a regular sized egg:
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    me just holding it:
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  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    How CUTE!!! It is probably a pullet egg...the first one it has ever laid.

    But please look for more experienced answers..my chickens haven't even started laying little eggs. [​IMG]

    Tonya
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    That is tiny! I never got one that small even when my pillets first started laying.
     

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