Look at THIS thing! Pics

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LisaJean, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. LisaJean

    LisaJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, the last couple of days I've only been getting two eggs instead of three from my hens. And then just now I went out to check for eggs, and found THIS.

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    Is that not the cutest thing ever? So either one of the old hens is on the blink, or one of the young hens is getting ready to start laying. A tiny egg like this is sometimes the first egg from a new layer, correct?
     
  2. SunsetChickens

    SunsetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible that some other kind of bird is laying in your nest box? None of our girls' first eggs were THAT small. What kind of chickens do you have?

    It's adorable!
     
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    looks like a pullet egg to me. my silkie pullets do that when they start laying a few have been even smaller than that about button quail sized and rbin egg sized. wished i'd of taken pics they where really cute too!! my daughter is 3 so since they where her size i had to cook them up for her to eat,lol.
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    That is so adorable! You have to save it.

    I would imagine it's from a young layer starting out. [​IMG]
     
  5. LisaJean

    LisaJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have barred rocks, ameracaunas, white leghorn, and production reds. No silkies, no bantams. All full size.

    I plan to blow the egg and keep it. :)
     
  6. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I've found two in our nest boxes within the last two weeks. All our chickens are over a years old.I know its not a pullet egg. I know one is from one of the EE as its light green and the othr is pinkish My GD calls them her baby eggs. She is saving them in a box in the fridge.
     
  7. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah....looks like a pullet....they start with tiny cute eggs, but I don't think I have had any that tiny.......the picture of you holding makes it look ity dity. SO CUTE!
     
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  8. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Another member of the club!
    (have a questionably sexed `hen' that has laid but three eggs in three years - both tiny). This was what I found when I went looking for info:

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/oddeggs.html
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've had two in the last month. They're called "wind eggs" among other names. Very cute. Mine had a teensy yolk, too!
     
  10. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a tiny one just like that yesterday! It was a little over an inch long. When we broke it we found a normal sized yolk and very little white. I wish I would have saved it instead.
     

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