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Picture of Fart Egg, Large Egg and Double Yolk Egg for Comparison

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThePamperedPullet, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is a picture of what is called a Fart Egg or Wind Egg which is on the left. A standard Large Egg is in the middle and a Super Jumbo Egg is on the right.
    The Fart Egg was laid by a full size Barred Rock hen that had been laying for about 4 months. It is merely an anomaly that happens on occasion the egg making mechanism in a hen detects a small bit of reproductive tissue and treats it like a yolk and wraps it in a shell.
    The Large Egg in the center was also laid by a Barred Rock hen.
    The Egg on the right was laid by an Easter Egger who has been laying for about a year. These are generally double yolk or triple yolk eggs. Double yolks happen when ovulation occurs too rapidly, or when one yolk somehow gets "lost" and is joined by the next yolk.
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Cool! Very pretty eggs too!
  3. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2009
    south dartmouth ma
    Quote:I was wondering how double yolks happened.
  4. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northern Utah
    Do you have a photo of a fart egg cracked open?
  5. TXmommy

    TXmommy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2010
    May be a dumb question....
    ~If a double yolk were fertalized, could you then have twins?
  6. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    That "fart" egg is the perfect description of the last egg my 8yo RIR hen lay. we saved it for over a month, before my curiosity got me to crack it open. nope, no stink either.
  7. urban dreamer

    urban dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2009
    Sherwood, AR
    @ TXmommy: you can have twins if both yolk are fertilized. It is rare if both live though.
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Quote:They would be fraternal twins (two yolks, not one that split) not any different then regular clutch mates and it's very rare for both chicks to hatch-usually one or both either quit or die during hatch. There is still only one air sac so things mostly don't work out well.
  9. TXmommy

    TXmommy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks.... [​IMG]
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    And what about the torpedo egg? [​IMG]


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