One of my new layers layed a tiny,tiny egg. With a picture.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JaceTx, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. JaceTx

    JaceTx Out Of The Brooder

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    Does this just mean she is figuring it out? How common is this for a first time layer? Also is it safe to eat? I'd love to make a miniature fried egg!

    Thanks for any input.

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    It's not unusual for new layers to lay a tiny egg. Out of my 20 hens, I've only ever gotten one

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    Cute little thing! They are safe to eat, but it very likely will have no yolk.

    Hope this helps.

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  3. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI JaceTX

    Yup- totally normal for new layers. They will be all different sizes for the first little while. Some will be ittybitty eggs and then sometime you'll get the jumbo double yokers that you would think would have killed the poor girl as it came out [​IMG]

    They'll stabilize in a bit.

    I assume these are young pullets just starting to lay right?

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  4. JaceTx

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    Yes they are just starting to lay. Here is a pic of the egg next to a quarter and a couple EEs.

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  5. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A farmer friend told me they used to call them "luck" eggs. I thought that was sweet. I've only had one- and I saved it!
     
  6. manchick

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    Are you sure its not a white robin egg...LOL
     
  7. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Too cute!
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG]I recently had one of my girls lay this egg in the shape of a in shell pecan!! Color and all! Whats with that?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a little egg too from one of my new layers. I think it is too cute! It did not have a yoke inside. I wish i would have blown it out and saved it. If I get anymore i will blow it out and save it.

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  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    They're also called "wind" or "fart" eggs, as if the hen had passed gas and popped out a wee egg by accident.
     

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