Teeny-tiny egg... With photo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fluffhead, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. fluffhead

    fluffhead In the Brooder

    Dec 5, 2007
    Berkeley, CA
    Wow, after about a year of owning chickens, they continue to surprise me.

    Last fall, I was given an eight-year-old hen by a friend of mine. I knew she probably wouldn't lay again.
    (edited to add: she is a full-sized Australorp)

    This morning, I found a teeny-tiny egg in the nesting box. It is very rough, like sandpaper.

    I just read back in this forum a bit and saw that other people have also gotten these little eggs when the hens first start laying. I wonder if she will now start laying some full-size eggs, or if this is it for a while?

    I wonder if there's a yolk? I have to show it off for a little while longer before finding out.


    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    WOW! Even my Serama hen's eggs are a tad bit larger than that one. So cute! I think the roughness could be calcium deposits. I have no idea if she will lay more eggs and if they will be bigger or not. I don't have a hen that age......yet! [​IMG]
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    she just put calicum deposits on the egg is.the egg is ok as far as i know.i know you was shocked to find that egg.
  4. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    We got an egg one time that size or smaller then never again.

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