Tiny egg....HUH?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buzymom13, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010

    I know that new layers have issues sometimes (soft shelled eggs, tiny eggs, double yokers, etc.) But the only 2 I have laying white eggs are my 2 leghorns. They've been laying consistently since the end of June. Why would they all of a sudden give us this? [​IMG]

    I'm wondering if my 19 wk mix breed pullet laid this instead? Guess we'll wait and see. We've had 2 soft shell eggs in the past week which I was thinking was from our other EE who hasn't started laying yet. Hmmmmmm.... Where's Sherlock Holmes when ya need him?

    Anyways, the egg is sweet.... [​IMG]
  2. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Songster

    Mar 27, 2010
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I had a surprise tiny one about 3 days ago and I am too thinking it might be my late bloomer pullet or on of the others slacking off. Usually there is a gap between laying, so I keep waiting for another or catching her on the nest.
  3. BirdNut

    BirdNut Crowing

    Sep 13, 2010
    Suprise, Arizona
    How cute is that!

    I'm betting the 19 wk pullet laid that. She's around the age where she should begin laying, and I don't hear too often of an EE laying a perfectly white egg. JMHO.

    I used to get a lot of those little 'bantam' eggs from my Rocks, they are finally laying some good sized eggs nowadays. Slackers...
  4. suzannaski

    suzannaski Songster

    May 31, 2009
    I think its from the EE. My EE pullet just started laying the same sized egg as what you're showing. Except that mine is pinkish-brown with very light speckling. Go figure.
    My gullible dad asked why they were so small, and I told him they were "diet" eggs for people with high cholesterol. ;D
  5. littlepeeps

    littlepeeps In the Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    lol, diet eggs!!!!
  6. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chirping

    Jul 8, 2010
    Could be the mix, but then again could't just be a fluke in the system. My OEGB hens will sometimes give me eggs about the size of a small gumball.
  7. tamtam84

    tamtam84 Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    SE Missouri
    I have a white leghorn who turned 1 year old in August and has laid two "fart eggs" that look just like the one in your picture! Her first one was when she had just been laying for a few months. Working the kinks out I guess. But she laid another small one like that about a month ago. She is my best layer, so I'm guessing maybe her system just got overwhelmed with laying so often? Who knows. But the next day, she was right back to laying her perfect normal sized white eggs.
  8. franklinchickens

    franklinchickens Songster

    May 19, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    I had an EE that did this recently - 2 in one week, then all was fine. I posted about it a while back and people told me it was normal - the "egg farts" as @tamtam84 said.

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