Teeny-tiny egg... With photo

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

  1. fluffhead

    fluffhead Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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    Weird.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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