Super small egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1ADAM12, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So all of my chickens are 1-2 years old. They all have been laying normal size eggs and today I literally get one the size of a quarter. It looks like a grouse egg [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]. Any answers as too why?????[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Happens sometimes, probably a glitch in the system.
    Usually nothing to worry about unless it happens consistently.

    What's inside that little egg?
    They often have no yolk or a very small one.

    Many 'names' for them...fairy eggs, fart eggs, wind eggs, rooster eggs....
     
  3. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not cracked it open yet. When I do I will post a picture lol
     
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    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally cracked it open and there was no yolk. Just a little egg white.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Was there any tiny piece of tissue in there?
    That can cause the body to form an egg around it as it moves 'down the pipes'.
    Think it's explained in this video.
    Egg Formation Video
     
  6. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it did not look like any tissue. Thanks for the video. I will take a look at it.
     

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