My first fart egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimntep, May 30, 2011.

  1. kimntep

    kimntep Songster

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    Just got it today and it feels like a tiny water balloon!
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    Next to one of my jumbos!
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  2. JPHorvath

    JPHorvath Chirping

    I had this just happen recently not sure if this is common. The egg was normal in size, but chicken was not well in my opinion. Any reason this happens?
     
  3. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chirping

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    calcium defficiency?
     
  4. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Songster

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    I had a EE hen just come out of molt who layed 2 of those water balloon eggs,..reg. size though,...then she laid a fart egg with a good shell (it is blue,..looks like a robin egg,..so pretty!) and now she is back to laying normal size eggs with a nice pretty blue shell,....I hear it is common for young hens just laying their first eggs,...I wouldn't worry bout' it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sylvialarry

    Sylvialarry In the Brooder

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    I had one of those too!! However the shell was hard and when I cracked it open there was no yoke, only white.

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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Most of the fart eggs I have gotten do not have a yolk.
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  7. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Songster

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    ok thats funny, i've never heard this term and that teensy little egg is about the egg alotment i get in a year!! Unless of course its in cake or something.
     

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