Mini egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mshuntjump, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. mshuntjump

    mshuntjump Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to collect eggs one morning and i found this TINY egg! I know it's not my banty's egg because her eggs are about three times this egg's size and a lot lighter in color. Any ideas?

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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Do you have any pullets that could have just started laying?? New layers usually have really small eggs at first.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    A pullet egg would be my guess as well.
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    We had one like that a while back with our hens. I just called it a "woopsi" and chalked it up to no one's perfect. No idea why it happened in a mature bird.[​IMG] We had quiet a few interesting eggs when the girls were pullets.
     
  5. mshuntjump

    mshuntjump Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No! That's the strange thing. All of my hens are at least two years old.
     
  6. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes older hens at the end of their laying cycle also lay small eggs...that could be your case
     
  7. mshuntjump

    mshuntjump Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Probably so. I even opened it and it was normal looking inside! I wonder what would happen if i tried to hatch it?
     
  8. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the chick would most likely not hatch...and even if it did it would be terribly deformed from the egg being too small.
     
  9. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you crack it open and their is no yolk it could be what people usually call a "fart egg." Just like a little hiccup egg. Not a big deal. Just happens sometimes.
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

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    We call those "witch eggs." Our flock gives us one every once in a while.
     

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