Small surprise in coop this morning

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by featherfooted, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning when I was feeding the girls and collecting the eggs that had been laid, I found the smallest egg I've ever seen on the floor of the coop. In fact, I almost stepped on it. I guess one of the silkies laid it as they are the smallest chickens I have, but they have been laying for a while. It's smaller than the Serama eggs I used to have. It's perfectly formed just tiny.

    Regular egg, A Silkie egg, and the Tiny egg
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    Tiny egg and quarter
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    Tiny egg with ruler
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    You never know what you will find.

    Georgia
     
  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Any of them could have laid it, but it was probably one of the newer layers. Those small eggs are cute, aren't they?
     
  3. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine layed a small egg like that about two months before they started actually laying.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Cute 'lil thing!
     
  5. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow... that is tiny!! Cute though! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww... so cute!

    I might be what they call a "wind egg," with all albumen (white) and no yolk. I just say that because I can't imagine how a yolk would fit in there, haha. Wind eggs are usually much smaller than normal. I haven't had one, yet, though, myself...
     
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I had one when my 2 BSL started laying, but it did have a tiny yoke in it, about the size of a pencil eraser.
     
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Are you sure that you don't have pigeons in there?

    Cute egg - let us know if it's a fart egg.

    edit: OK, this forum is too cute - I wrote 'f....art' egg and it replace it with 'wind' I do like the family friendly content!
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2007
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Cute little wind/rooster egg there (just names). Probably doesnt even have a yolk!

    Hen's probably thinking, boy that was an easy egg.
     
  10. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can we see it in a frying pan next to 'regular' egg? It is soooo cool!
     

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