Sudden tiny egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 4urbanchicks, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    we have a year and a half year old Welsummer hen who has suddenly laid two eggs (about 2 weeks apart) that are about 1/4 the normal size of her regular eggs. Has anyone else had a hen do this? The eggs look like tiny little golf balls!
     
  2. Tres Amigas

    Tres Amigas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our year and a half old red sex links did the same thing over the summer - I got two or three "fart" size eggs at different times. I don't worry about it - I figure egg laying probably isn't an exact science for them all the time.
     
  3. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you cracked them open yet to see if there's a yolk?
     
  4. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We were too scared by them to crack them open...well not really but we were kind of so amazed by them we did not want to crack them. I will though and see if there is a yolk. I was just worried that maybe our hen was sick, she had a bad patch about 8 months ago and so we are more worried about her than the other girls.
     

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