Third FART EGG in a week Why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sandy sea, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok what is wrong? I have never had these fart eggs before. Now 3 in one week. I think that they were laid by my welsummer. When should she go back to laying normal sized eggs? They have plenty of lay pellets, oyster shells, and water. I let them free range everyday. What is the problem? I posted pictures of the 2 fart eggs under the post, Second Fart EGG in 1 week. Why?
     
  2. Metanoia

    Metanoia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there definately no yolk inside?
    Is there greyish tissue inside?

    Usually it is caused by a glitch in the reproductive cycle, so there should be a little bit of greyish matter inside which the cycle thought was a yolk... we know this... but how to prevent it, I don't know.

    I would say give her at least week to see if she rights herself since you've only siad you have 3 in one week and it doesn't sound like she is eggbound or anything else. Then you might want to seek help from your fodder store (where did you get the chickens from?) or a vet specialising in birds/poultry.
     
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    Metanoia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to add that if she isn't distressed there probably isn't anything internally wrong and she will probably come good with time. Nothing I have read seems to say this is a big issue, but I understand you are frustrated which is why I suggested seeking advice from someone other than the internet [​IMG]
     
  4. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hatched chicks about 3 months ago. I was thinking that might be why her eggs are not up to size. Would that explain the eggs size?
     

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