The case of the shrinking eggs!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oesdog, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shrinking eggs!!!!!!!!
    This is the shrinking eggs mystery!!!!!!

    MAybe someone can enlighten me why my eggs are shrinking????
    Here goes.
    Normal size eggs!!!!
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    Watch carefully guys!!!!!
    Then I got this little tiny Poop egg!!!!!!!!!!
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    Now I was thinking this has got to be wrong because all my girls are way past poop egg stage - youngest will be 2 in June!!!!!!
    While I was pondering this - this turned up!!!!!
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    It is the size of a sparrow egg - How can I find an egg cup to fit that??????????????

    I mean I would be hard pushed to fit it in an upturned thimble!!!!! See it up against a "real egg"
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    This is crazy but you see what I mean about the mystry of the shrinking eggs!!!!!
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    Perhaps I have a very tiny chicken living in the coop I never noticed before??????? [​IMG]

    Oesdog [​IMG]
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    wow-- interesting eggs. If you are sure that it is from your chicken and not a sparrow---go for the Guiness Book of World Records for smallest egg. LOL!

    Seriously---- could it be something nutritional? Feed? worms? Hope you get a good answer to your mystery!

    This is amusing---I said Guiness before I even realized you were in Ireland. ;O)
     
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  3. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh - I just thought I wonder if we have Leprechaun chickens in Ireland??????? I guess they would be green so I should have found the miniture chicken by now???

    They are my chicken eggs!!!!!!! and they get Layers pellets from the feed store and free range and get loads of veg and bread and all sorts. They have the run of the yard right now and are clearing the veg bays! They are all fat and healthy looking but some are just comming out of the molt.

    Oesdog [​IMG] - May invest in some thimbles!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    it's a fart egg!

    here's a pic of one my chicken laid. they're kinda rare but normal. I don't think anyone knows why some chickens occasionally lay them

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  5. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So searching for a tiny weeny chicken with a flash light in the dark is not a good idea then???

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  6. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG you have button quail in there and didn't even know it!
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  8. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't we all have bad days at work?
     
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most likely the girls coming out of molt
     

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