Smallest egg ever, what the heck is this???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DottieMarie, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Songster

    May 6, 2008
    South East MI
    I have 2 year old chickens, varius large breeds and this is what I found today....what the heck? It may be just over an inch long and has some weight to it although I haven't opened it...yet. Any ideas why this would happen? Now I do have 5 very young pullets, not of laying age that have access to the nesting boxes but I've never even seen them enter this coop so I really don't think it came from one of them. Btw, they are only 10 to 12 weeks old.
  2. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    I don't think it was the pullets [​IMG] Looks like a fart egg to me. My ladies lay one of those every once in a while. It probably has no yolk [​IMG]
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Yep, that's what it looks like. don't get alarmed. nothing is wrong. I freaked out when i got one, but the hens kept on laying regular size eggs the next day or so.
  4. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Yea Sometime's they will lay super tiny.I had one once I think came from My serama hen but not sure no bigger than a robin's egg.I had to entertain the fact that it "might" hatch and put in my Sportsman but hubby was right it was not fertile.If you are incubating egg's I would put it in anyway Ya never know [​IMG].
  5. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Songster

    May 6, 2008
    South East MI
    Thanks for the replies. I was kind of worried, wondering if something was wrong with one of the girls. Not sure I understand what a fart egg is but I'm going to open it to see if there is a yolk or not. I'll let you know!!
  6. Happydaze

    Happydaze In the Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    Dwarf, Wind, Cock or Fart Eggs are eggs that do not contain a yolk. Usually belong to a hen on her first attempts a egg laying, before she is properly "geared" up.
  7. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Sometimes you get one of those mini eggs from standard and banties. The wind/fart/whatever eggs have no yolks but sometimes they do. Someone on here even hatched one! I'll find the thread and link you to it. It was quite a discussion
  8. princesslayer

    princesslayer In the Brooder

    May 12, 2010
    I got one of these a while back and then recently got a super sized double yolker from the same hen. Thought an emu had got in there!! She certainly made a lot of noise laying it!
  9. david-1682

    david-1682 Hatching

    Jun 14, 2010
    i had one of the little eggs the other day and then yesterday and today had eggs with 2 yolk in them
  10. Strangecacti

    Strangecacti In the Brooder

    Jan 14, 2015
    My girls have been laying for weeks, I got none of the odd eggs I've heard people talk about, then I found several weird ones: A couple with no shell, some shaped differently, and a tiny one.[​IMG]
    I thought it strange that they had been laying regularly before they laid the oddities.

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