My older hen producing fart eggs! (pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by firsthouse_mp, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2009
    My DH has been annoyed lately by the lack of eggs from our oldest hen. She is over two years old and barely produces. While our other hens are now back to laying in full force, she remains the only one who just isn't. The past few days she has been producing fart eggs. We ate two this morning--not quite a breakfast--had to add some other eggs, toast and bacon LOL! Thought I'd share these little things--they are really cute, but not enough for a meal! Now my DH is REALLY on a mission to get rid of you think her system will start producing regular eggs and this is a sign that it's getting ready to get started again?[​IMG]

    Here she is and here's her two fart eggs:
  2. Breac

    Breac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2010
    Oh my! Wee little eggs! I wouldn't think this would be permanent. I have hens over five years old who still occasionally drop an egg. I'd actually expect to see something like that more with a young pullet.
  3. chickenaddictntn

    chickenaddictntn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    I get these sometimes from the older girls. My Grandmother used to butcher the ones that laid eggs like this.
  4. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2009
    Yes, your Grandma and my husband must have the same mindset! I wish she would just produce a few more eggs and then I could defend her a bit easier [​IMG]
  5. snowfire_girl

    snowfire_girl Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2011

    I have one who is doing these too. My daughter said if I have a recipe calling for 2 eggs, to use 2 regular sized ones and this wee one just in case [​IMG]
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    Maybe buy some eggs and bring one in each day to your husband and tell him she's laying again? i wouldn't get rid of a hen i liked if she stopped laying. My favorite hen is coming up on five years old and we get the occasional egg, perhaps a dozen a year. But she has a home forever here.
  7. Pagan Prince

    Pagan Prince Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had a couple of these. The girls started laying again.

    I can actualy claim to have seen a "Fart egg" ... I worked out it was an acorn allergy. The chook was at full run and being chased by the others when she layed a soft shell. It landed a foot behind her and was fallen upon by the others... The hen was OK eventualy.
  8. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2010
    Rexburg, ID
    Cute little buggers! My 4 year old DD would freak out. She loves everything little!
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    St. Charles, IL
    Those cute lil eggs make cute lil toasts: fried in a little garlic butter, my mom always called it "Moon over Miami" but my kids call it "Egg in Toast"

    Do you have great bread that's on the small side, like artisan pumpernickel, etc?
  10. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    my girls are doing this too.. I just double them up.. so when I said I had 4 eggs for breakfast.. it adds up to 2 normal size

    Oh these are the ones I will hard boil for lunches.. easy for little hands and mouthes ..
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011

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