Teeny tiny first egg from old english game hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peke's Poultry, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Peke's Poultry

    Peke's Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an old english game hen from a show in September, she's a year and half old. The last few days she's been hanging around the coop looking for a quiet spot. Yesterday I saw her leave from behind the nesting boxes and there was this teeny, teeny egg! The first she's laid for me - man, is it ever going to be hard to find them if she's laying them wherever!

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    I cracked it open, and there was a wee little peanut shaped yolk inside - impossible to tell if it was fertile but can you imagine the size of the chick if it was?
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That has to win the prize for smallest egg ever! (Or somebody had giant hands!) [​IMG]
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the hen? I have some bantams that only weigh about a pound, and they lay very small eggs...although not as small as that, usually. I did get one egg that was no bigger than a ringneck dove egg from one of them, but that was yolkless.

    The smallest fully formed eggs our bantams lay weigh in the range of 24-26 grams.
     
  5. cochunk

    cochunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like you got a fart egg.
     
  6. moose tracker

    moose tracker New Egg

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    I got an egg about the same size out of a rhode island red that has been laying normal size egg up until this one.?????? I haven't craceked yet.
     
  7. SilkieChicken4

    SilkieChicken4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup... that's a fart egg. [​IMG] Congrats! I think fart eggs are so funny... just the thought of my chickens farting out an egg is hilarious!!! [​IMG] #ROFL
     

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