Mini egg!! Help!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jharper, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my standard size white leghorn hens laid this today. Should I be worried?
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not seeing a picture but it sounds like it may be what is called a fart egg. This is an egg that is not a complete egg usally containing no yolk. If I'm not misstatkeing this is when a hen trys to lay two eggs in one day or 24 hour period . It happens not to worry.
     
  3. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the picture with it, but apparently. It didn't show up.
     
  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens!
     
  5. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cracked it open and it hardly had a yolk. It's smaller than the end of your thumb.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's called a fart egg. A whoopsie in the egg factory.

    In almost 4 years of having chickens, I have had 2 fart eggs.
     
  7. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have no worries?
     
  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, very normal, especially for newer layers.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

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  10. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a year old. They just got done molting.
     

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