One tiny egg ! Perhaps a new layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by petalumapaul, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. petalumapaul

    petalumapaul In the Brooder

    I have six chickens, all born in April.
    Some of them started laying about three weeks ago. Just delightful!
    I usually get three eggs each day.

    Today I got two normal eggs, and one tiny egg.
    I wonder if this means one of the last holdouts is beginning to lay?

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Most likely, yes, but it is also possible one of the birds already laying just had an off day and through a wonky egg. At three weeks into production it is still fairly common to get some pretty wide fluctuation in size, etc. That said, I would lean towards a new girl joining the laying party! [​IMG]
  3. petalumapaul

    petalumapaul In the Brooder

    Thanks for the reply. I just found the FAQ on "fart eggs" and that seems quite likely.
    Love those girls.

    Chickens are nice little pets, that give you a present every day : )
  4. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Songster

    I'm new to this chicken thing so I'm no expert but when my hens first started laying (last week), the eggs were pretty small and continue to be somewhat small but getting larger.
  5. petalumapaul

    petalumapaul In the Brooder

    I cracked the little egg.
    Odd. It had no yolk. Tossed into some scrambled eggs.
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Not really odd..... pretty common as I'm sure you've read in the fart egg thread.

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