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Tiny egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littlechick2000, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    if one of my chickens layed a really small fertile egg, do you think it would be a very small chick. Also would it be ok and able to live outside in the winter. It gets pretty cold here
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  2. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops wrong picture sorry

    This is the egg... That was a goat
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  3. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol that is funny.
    "My chicken laid a goat" :D
    I wouldn't try to hatch that egg for a few reasons.
    1.The air sack would not be big enough for it and the chick.
    2.The egg is probably too small for a chick to get to hatching stage
    3.The egg may not even have a yoke.

    I would stick with normal sized eggs.
    Goodluck
    Fionn.
     
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  4. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ugh that's disappointing. I wanted a tiny chicken... I know it's not a good idea but could poking a small hole in the air sack of the egg work. I've accidentally had an egg with a hole in the air sack hatch before
     
  5. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would prefer no to try it
    As bacteria could get into the egg and kill the chick.
    It could also just ferment the egg.
    Goodluck
    Fionn.
     
  6. littlechick2000

    littlechick2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that's a shame... I don't get to have new chickens often
     
  7. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look for bantams for sale in your area, that'd give you some tiny chickens!
     
  8. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with that.
    Bantams lay small eggs which mean chicks will be smaller than large fowl chicks.
     

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