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Tiny Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gene22222222, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. gene22222222

    gene22222222 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 1 year old hens layed a very Tiny egg this morning. She has always laid normal eggs except for this morning. Does anyone know why?.Thanks for any Info.
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hi there gene22222222 It sounds like an oops egg aka fairy egg, witch egg, rooster egg or fart egg which are tiny eggs that may or may not have a yolk. Little eggs are often much darker than normal, as they spend more time in the shell gland pouch and get an extra layer or two of pigment. They can happen when the hen's oviduct releases a small piece of reproductive tissue or another small foreign mass enters the hen's oviduct, triggering the regular formation of an egg. The foreign object will be treated like a normal yolk and enveloped in albumen, membranes and a shell.

    Occasionally a hen will also lay an ooops egg when something disturbs her reproductive cycle and young girls may lay an ooops egg or two when coming into lay and still getting their reproductive systems in gear.

    We have had a few here and unless they occur regularly from the same hen, nothing to worry about:

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  3. gene22222222

    gene22222222 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much . Its nice to know that. I laughed when I found the tiny egg this morning. It looked like a small birds egg. Thanks again
     

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