The egg we got yesterday!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FiveHens, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday evening, I opened up the nest boxes to find...

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    Just for perspective, here is a normal egg laid by that same hen...

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    Just to be straight: this hen is not a bantam, and this is not her first egg. In fact, it is smaller than the first egg that we ever got. Ever. Never seen anything like this before...our chickens are in the habit of turning out nice, normal-sized eggs. She lays almost every day, and never abnormally. So, what happened here??

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    That is an egg fart also known as a wind egg. It's just a fluke. A kink in the plumbing. She should be fine and back to laying full-sized eggs tomorrow.

    Good luck.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    She's clearing out her pipes.
     
  4. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes...we cracked it open--distinctly subnormal inside.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Was there even a yolk? Frequently, there isn't.
     

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