This is the very small egg I found today by my California White pullet. She has been laying for only about 4 weeks now after recovering from a bad frostbite episode where she lost part of one of her feet in December of 2013. I had introduced a sweet roo who is a few months older and she immediately laid an egg . The egg size has been a smaller but regular size white egg. I think roosters do encourage laying after this performance. Today however she laid this teeny teeny one.. I almost missed it!
Anyone see one this small? Is super hard.
I just learned these are called fairy eggs.. and are nothing to be concerned about.
Her shoes are helping to rehabilitate her ability to walk with just a stump and two toes left. The foot is on our far left.
Our chickens are not new layers but, I got a tiny brown egg like that, 3 days in a row. Something wrong I wonder?
Nothing new in our chicken world of feed, no stress. Its been alittle warmer here lately, but that shouldn't matter too much. I don't even know which of my 20 hens layed it, lol!
My tiniest egg to date next to a dime. It was the size of a small marble and I was surprised that it had a yolk. The adult "mom" of this egg is ~4 pounds and usually lays huge green eggs. This tiny one was also green.