TINY egg today! Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dfdesigns, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    My two Barred Rocks have been laying for about a month and a half now. I keep pretty detailed egg records, and they lay a 1.7 oz to 1.8 oz egg almost daily. Today I saw one of them come off the nest, and she'd laid a tiny egg - I weighed it, and it's only 0.7 oz. (Looks otherwise normal; just very small!)

    I would have been excited and thought I'd had another layer, but since I saw the BR in the nest, I know it's hers. Does this happen every once in awhile? Before today, the smallest egg either of them laid was 1.5 oz.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    A FART egg?!? I'm dying over that! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that is funny. I get one of those every now and again. I have one now that has been sitting on my counter for a while. When you crack it open it most likely have just the white in there. I have also had one with a tiny bit of yoke to. They are super cute though.
     
  5. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's even possible to get one of those little ones inside of a regular egg. My favorites as a kid were the soft shell and double yolkers..
     

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