My hen layed an egg 1/3 the size she normally lays...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myrtletheturtle, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. myrtletheturtle

    myrtletheturtle Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens recently layed an egg 1/3 the size of the eggs she lays every other day....is this normal? Does anyone know why this occurs??
     
  2. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes that happens. There may not be a yolk in it. I believe its called a wind egg.
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I found 2 or 3 every year. Nothing to worry about.
    99% chance it will be yolkless. In all my years I only found one with a yolk. Wish I would have known I would have loved to try and hatch it to see what would have come out of it.
     
  4. 3cutechicks

    3cutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one a few weeks ago and it was so darn cute I couldn't crack it. But today it dropped and broke and there was a tiny little yoke. So cute. would have made a darling fried egg!
     

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