Sick and tired of fart eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NicInNC, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My banties are only laying eggs the size of a marble. What's up with that?! They were on a regular laying schedule and I was getting one egg each day. Now, I'm only getting a fart egg maybe once a week. They are being fed Dumor Layer feed and I have plenty of oyster shell available.

    What's the deal?
     
  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moulting? Getting ready for a moult? Taking a break? How old are they?



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  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be a year old in June.

    I don't see any signs of moulting. Their feathers don't look messed up or anything. My one banties comb is all crooked suddenly though.
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    I've never gotten a fart egg. I want some really bad to! LOL I think their cute.
     
  5. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. I know how much some of you want these marble sized eggs, but I DON'T! [​IMG]

    She is still laying these eggs. I haven't gotten a normal sized egg in over a month. Does anyone have a clue as to why?
     
  6. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is a fart egg?
     
  7. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A teeny tiny and/or oddly sized egg common with pullets starting to lay, hens getting ready to stop or take a break.
     
  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    preppy*hippie*chick :

    Quote:A teeny tiny and/or oddly sized egg common with pullets starting to lay, hens getting ready to stop or take a break.

    Often they're yokeless. Sometimes they'll be complete, just tiny. I've only gotten them from very young pullets.​
     
  9. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry about your eggs , but you certainly got a laugh out of me today...[​IMG]

    I've heard of egg farts... but never fart eggs ... LOL

    charlotte
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    At least your banty is laying. Mine ie a year old and never laid an egg. [​IMG]
     

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