Is it "washing" when you............

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gabby3535, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it considered to be "washing" an egg if you put them in water for a 'float/no float' test?
    Or is "washing" when you actually use egg wash solution?
    (i.e. will sitting in plain water for a few seconds remove the bloom?)

    Also, (new topic) my BCM has been laying for about 10 days now............
    right from the get-go, her eggs were just a 'little' small, but not by that much.......(compared to
    eggs from hens who have been laying for a while.)
    Then this morning I found this tiny, adorable, almost completely 'round', dark brown egg in the next box.
    Soooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!

    Just wondering if this is quite normal for a very young hen?
    Is this what a 'fart egg' looks like?

    Here's are 2 size comparison pics...........
    (L to R.....Golden Comet egg, EE egg, BCM egg (before 'today's' egg, that is) and todays little cutie...)
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    That's a fart egg. Cute too..... I would say it's normal for a new layer. There eggs tend to start off smaller.

    I have heard of some doing the float test, but they say do not leave the egg in the water very long at all.
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    No a short float won't hurt anything. Looks like an egg fart to me! It's not unusual to have a few unusual eggs when they first start laying.

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