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Small egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Attila the Honey, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Attila the Honey

    Attila the Honey Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone else get very small eggs at times? The other 2 are normal sized large eggs. The one in the middle?????


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  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Wow! That is small!
     
  3. oscarsdriver

    oscarsdriver Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep... just got one today out of my girls who had been laying for around 6 months.I told my wife that I had to look this up on BYC. After some checking around, I think they are lovingly called a "fart egg" (don't ask me cause I don't know why). In fact if anyone has a scientific explanation about this phenomena I would love to hear it. Thanks!
     
  4. Attila the Honey

    Attila the Honey Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I have heard that term (fart egg) before too, but had forgotten it. If you hear anything, let me know.
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are just starting to lay and I got one like that yesterday! It's too cute.
     

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