Ok, WHERE is the quail? I walked into the coop this morning to open it up and there was a teeny tiny teensy weensy hard shelled brown egg on the floor of the coop. It is perfectly shaped but looks like a dove or a quail egg. Problem is, I have barred rocks, buff orpingtons and black australorps who have been giving me eggs 5 times the size for almost a year. They have just recently begun molting and egg production is WAY down. Out of 15 birds I have been getting between 3-5 eggs daily for the last 2 weeks. And now this LITTLE egg. Anybody know what causes this? Just a simple bypass of the normal process?