Super small quarter size eggs Why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Circle W Farms, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Circle W Farms

    Circle W Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got 3 RIR hens(they are right at 1 yr old) and one of them is laying an egg about the size of a quarter. She has laid two of them in the past 2 weeks with normal size eggs in between. The other 2 are laying normal size eggs daily. I am feeding Tucker Millings 22% Super layer pellet with treats of crickets and cabbage once a week. There has been no trauma or excitement that I know of. Why do ya'll think this is happening?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they don't have yolks they're called wind eggs. I'm not sure what causes them
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    The usual cause is a bit of tissue breaks off of the oviduct lining and the hens body processes it like a real egg, sometimes it's just a small bit of yolk, and others it's an actual tiny yolk. Since the center is so small the rest of the egg is as well.

    It's usually considered a glitch in the system and isn't anything to worry about. It's seen more in hens that are starting up laying or when they are shutting down in the fall.
     
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  4. Circle W Farms

    Circle W Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. It was a wind egg and it very well could be because that just started laying after the winter.
     

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