Tiny egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rustytb2001, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. rustytb2001

    rustytb2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this in the run today and not sure who left me this tiny egg. Most of my hens are moulting and my bantams that my broody hatched are only 16 weeks. Is this a fairy egg or an actual pullet egg?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At that size it is more of what is commonly called a "fairy egg" (aka wind egg, fart egg, etc) - while newly laying pullets may produce them, they are not unique to pullets and can also be laid by a bird in mid-laying cycle or an older bird entering/leaving a laying cycle. Most don't even have yolks.
     
  3. rustytb2001

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    I figured it may be a fairy egg. I thought 16 weeks was way too soon for my bantams to be laying
     

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