Jelly bean egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LovinThisFarmGirlLife, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. LovinThisFarmGirlLife

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    this was the cutest thing I have ever seen so I just had to share. Was out doing my afternoon animal chores today and saw something strange laying on the ground on top of a pile of chicken poop. I rolled it over with my foot and it was an EGG!!! The smallest chicken egg I have ever seen. I’m assuming it’s from one of my younger hens, (7 or so months old) several of which are laying normal-sized eggs pretty regularly. But maybe the Cochins? I read they’re not the best layers and I have yet to see either of them in a nesting box. Anyway, enjoy my tiny egg. Isn’t it cute?! :lau
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  2. Julie SC

    Julie SC Chirping

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    I love your tiny egg so much!! You need to save it and blow it out==keep it in a tiny nest.
     
  3. LovinThisFarmGirlLife

    LovinThisFarmGirlLife Songster

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    GREAT idea!! I was just telling my husband that I wanted to save it because it was so cute but I didn’t know how! Thank you!
     
  4. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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    That egg is so cute. I’ve had my chickens lay some super tiny eggs too. I blew them out. Here’s some pics.
     
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    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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  6. LovinThisFarmGirlLife

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    Love it!! I like the color progression too. Cool idea!
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

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    "Fairy" or "Fart" egg :thumbsup
     
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  8. LovinThisFarmGirlLife

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    Lol is that really what they’re called?! That’s exactly what I thought when I first found it..” I bet that fart surprised the heck out of that chicken!”:lau
     
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  9. Julie SC

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    we saved and blew out all of our "first" eggs from all of our girls....
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Did you open it up?

    Fairy, fart, wind, rooster eggs are usually from a tiny piece of tissue breaking loose from the reproductive tract, or an immature ova(yolk) and the body forms an egg around it. Color can be darker than 'normal' as the pigment coating released has to cover a much smaller area so is thicker. Can happen with any age layer.
    Think it's explained in this excellent video
    Egg Formation Video
    (which is worth watching even if it's not explained)
     

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