Red blood small egg

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    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this is the nesting box this morning. It may have been tjere a day or 2.. i have 3 hens one that is laying one that should start laying this winter sometime and one that hasnt laid since she moved in a month or 2 ago. She was also molting. Can anyone tell me whats going on? Thanks
     
  2. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 PUNISHING the PAINT! Premium Member

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    I've never seen anything like that. What is the normal color of the egg?

    Hopefully someone who know more about this can weigh in.
    There is a post that shows many different types of abnormal eggs...but I don't know the thread for it.
    You can also look up strange eggs. That brings up several posts about other's strange eggs.
     
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    Thank you.. the normal egg color is cream
     
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    Wickedchicken6 PUNISHING the PAINT! Premium Member

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    The shell looks rough...is it as rough as it looks?

    I searched through all of my subscriptions, I thought I would have bookmarked that specific thread.
    Apparently not. [​IMG]
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    If it is a tiny egg, these can be so called "fart eggs" or fairy eggs which may be fairly common, and are sort of hiccups in the laying cycle. I have one hen who is a terrible layer, and she laid a couple of eggs covered with a great deal of mineral deposits, and it looked similar to your picture. Here are a couple of links to see pictures of odd eggs:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    https://www.alltech.com/sites/default/files/alltech-egg-shell-quality-poster.pdf
     
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    It was pretty hard to Crack open..this is what was inside
     
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    I've had quite a few fart eggs...but mine have always been a mini sized version, same color...same shell texture...same everything. Just very petite.

    I'm glad Eggcessive was able to post such great information. Thank you Eggcessive!! [​IMG]
    (I still learning where everything is on the site...lol)
     
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    The ones I have seen in mine have also been the usual color, and some have been as small as my thumbnail in size, but some bigger. However, I have had some furry or powdery eggs from the mineral deposits. One even seemed to have a membrane on the outside. If you have many hens over the years, you will probably see a lot of the unusual eggs pictured in the links above.
     

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