Tiny Egg

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlueJuniper, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2016
    Albuquerque NM
    My Coop

    Today I was walking through the coop, and I found the smallest egg I have ever seen on the floor of the coop. We have two easter egger bantams and I know that bantams lay small eggs but are they always really THAT small? And another question is can I eat it?

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated and I thank you all in advance.
  2. lomine

    lomine Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    Might be a fairy egg, meaning an egg with no yolk. It happens sometimes, especially with younger layers or high production breeds. You can eat it.
  3. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2016
    Central Michigan
    I agree it's probably just a hen starting to lay, small eggs and eggs with no shell are common in young birds beginning to lay.

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