Tiny egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lifesong Farm, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I collected eggs today and found an egg a little smaller than a Robin egg.

    Here it is next to one of our regular eggs.
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    Here is what it looked like cracked
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    What causes this?
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    I used to get this alot. I think tis just a fluke, caused by age or nutrition or ?
    Its pretty cool though. I got an egg from my phoenix that was only a little bigger than a dime. [​IMG]
     
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I believe you have what is commonly called...a fart egg!
    Just happens sometimes. Usually, I believe, when you have a new layer, but don't quote me, I have never gotten one. They usually are either empty or they have just white in them.
     
  4. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my chickens are 1 1/2. I do have two girls that have decided to keep getting trapped so they haven't gotten as much food as they should. Now that the weather has calmed down I can solve that issue.
     
  5. It's a hiccup in the egg chain. I can not give an explanation based on any facts but it happens once in a while to me. Kinda interesting in the whole scheme of things though. I had one girl lay to of those in one day. Why? [​IMG]
     
  6. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I did find another threat about fart eggs. Crazy I wonder who did it. My first fart egg.
     
  7. nitcomb

    nitcomb Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a fart egg shortly after our hens started laying.
    Definitely surprised to find that little one in there!
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get one of those from time to time. I can't really make any good relationship between any particular part of their laying cycle and fart eggs. They just happen sometimes. No problem.
     

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