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One hen laid a teen tiny egg today, can it possibly be fertile/hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by smoothmule, May 20, 2008.

  1. smoothmule

    smoothmule Crowing 10 Years

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    Today, one of my hens laid a teeny tiny egg. It was darker than the usual and 1/4 or less the normal size. I know they lay some weird eggs sometimes but I was wondering if this egg could be fertile and hatch?

    Here's a pic of the tiny egg next to the usual size.
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    Last edited: May 20, 2008
  2. talos321

    talos321 Songster

    Why not give it a run and see. I would just to be curious.
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  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Its probably a wind egg - and has no yolk - candle it and see.....
     
  4. smoothmule

    smoothmule Crowing 10 Years

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    Well, I candled it and there is a yolk. It was laid just today so I wouldn't expect to see much more than that. Will it show more development in a few days if left at room temperature? I really don't have any other eggs to incubate and won't try this one unless there's any chance but I'm curious too.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    It won't do anything at room temp.
     
  6. frankie5316

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    you shuld let me try it. hehehe [​IMG] seriously
     
  7. smoothmule

    smoothmule Crowing 10 Years

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    Hummm, got a broody hen or an incubator?
     
  8. We call them "egg farts", you could let one slip without even knowing you had it in there;) They aren't completely rare though they usually start a pullets laying career if the shell is even hard enough it gets found. Usually there isn't a yolk, just albumen, kind of a test run for the system. I love to blow them so I can display them.
     

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