Tiny egg

deldeer

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Ok.... What happened here?🤷‍♂️
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NatJ

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Eggs are weird sometimes :D

I see an extra-long egg, which might have two yolks.

And a tiny egg, which could be from a tiny chicken (if you have any bantams), or it could be a pullet's first egg (sometimes those are extra-small).

Or it could just be a tiny egg, because that sometimes happens too.
Some people call them "fart eggs" or "fairy eggs."
Sometimes they have a tiny yolk and white inside, other times they just have the white and no yolk.

Here's an article that talks about many kinds of weird-looking eggs:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/common-egg-quality-problems.65923/
The fart egg is a ways down the page.
 

deldeer

Chirping
Oct 24, 2019
71
118
96
Northern MD/ DE
Eggs are weird sometimes :D

I see an extra-long egg, which might have two yolks.

And a tiny egg, which could be from a tiny chicken (if you have any bantams), or it could be a pullet's first egg (sometimes those are extra-small).

Or it could just be a tiny egg, because that sometimes happens too.
Some people call them "fart eggs" or "fairy eggs."
Sometimes they have a tiny yolk and white inside, other times they just have the white and no yolk.

Here's an article that talks about many kinds of weird-looking eggs:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/common-egg-quality-problems.65923/
The fart egg is a ways down the page.
No tiny breeds, Australorp, barred rock, and black stars. No pullets. The long eggs come from my Australorp
 

aart

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What's inside?
Fairy, fart, wind, rooster eggs are usually from a tiny piece of tissue breaking loose from the reproductive tract, or an immature ova(yolk) and the body forms an egg around it. Color can be darker than 'normal' as the pigment coating released has to cover a much smaller area so is thicker. Can happen with any age layer, but more common with older layers.

I think it's explained in this excellent video, which is worth watching regardless:
 

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