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Tiny Egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tylt33, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Chico, California
    I have a flock of big girls, Brahmas and Orpingtons. Yesterday I got the smallest egg I have seen from a standard chicken. It is the size of a quarter. The girls have only been laying for about six months... could this of just been a hiccup? All five girls laid today, all normal size eggs. I just want to make sure it's not something to worry about [​IMG]
  2. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Glenfield, ny
    Nothing to worry about! [​IMG] just like you said, a hiccup! Or I've also heard it called an " egg fart" [​IMG]
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Nahh don't worry about it. You get these eggs every once in a while.

    It generally doesn't mean anything is wrong with the hen. Usually they

    are 'fart eggs', with-out a yolk, just whites, but I have seen them with

    yolks aswell. Don't try incubating it - just a heads up [​IMG]

  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree. I have gotten a few fart eggs aka wind eggs.
  5. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    I think they are so cute! I pick them up where I find them and put them on a shelf in the barn... they are quit the conversation piece [​IMG]
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    We get them every so often, too, especially from the younger girls. Completely normal. Here's one we got from a duck the other day:

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