Question on small egg size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teresaann24, May 18, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My aunt has a silkie hen laying very tiny eggs. She has been laying for over 4 weeks now and they have not got any bigger. She has some in the incubator now that seem to be having problems hatching. I believe its because of the size of the eggs. I need advice Will her eggs get bigger as she lays?

    Here is some pics of her egg the little egg is in the middle to the left is one of my gray silkie hens eggs and a quarter to show size of the small egg.

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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They are called fart eggs.

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  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    she lays that size egg everytime though not just every now and then.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I think it may just take her longer than 4 weeks to go from laying pullet eggs to a more reasonable size.
    It may just be me, but I wouldn't try to hatch eggs from a hen that's only been laying four weeks.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Thats what I thought, I told her to give her some time but she threw 7 of her eggs in the bator. Last I know 2 have hatched from those tiny eggs.
     

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