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teeny tiny egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenMommy, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else's chicken's sometimes lay a Teeny Tiny Egg. I have gotten 2 this week. They are smaller in diameter then a quarter even. We cracked one open for giggles and there was a little speck of a yolk. The kids thought it was cute. Me...I am concered as they have never done this before. they Free range most of the day and there is feed/oyster shell ALWAYS available and fresh/changed every other day or so water/more so when its hot out to keep it cooler. When the eggs are normal(which has been always except for 2 times) they eggs are big, brown, and hard shelled.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. mike kirby

    mike kirby Out Of The Brooder

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    hi!!
    my chickens once laid a tiny egg to!!! i dont think its anything to worry about!! by anychance do you have pullets that havent been laying very long!!!
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
  4. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't be anything to worry about...I've had it happen here, too, and most of my chickens live longer than the norm... [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they have only been laying for about 1 month
     
  6. mike kirby

    mike kirby Out Of The Brooder

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    mine were only a few weeks old when they laid the tiny egg!! i think its something to with there body getting used to laying!!! its nothing to worry about!!!
     
  7. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens laid a tiny little egg like that in the driveway.
    They were only about 15-16 weeks old at the time. I haven't seen another egg since. They are now 19-20 weeks old so anytime now I'm hoping.
     
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    [​IMG][​IMG] one of mine did that last week and ours have been laying for a few months now. we bought them at four months old. i did not worry about it, it wasn't as big as a walnut even. i just put it with the rest of my eggs [​IMG]
     

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