Tiny Egg

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dogzrule5, May 27, 2008.

  1. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK - I searched twice and couldn't find what I'm looking for here. I know I've seen something about this, so please pardon if it's a repeat question.

    I have three mature hens who give me an egg each almost every day, for which I thank them. Tonight when I checked to see if there were any eggs, there was only one - and it's the size of a quail egg!

    What in the world?

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  2. Bea Love

    Bea Love Out Of The Brooder

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    ...I have no idea...[​IMG]
    But it has happened to me twice also.
    It is such a funny suprise to get these tiny eggs...
    I look forward to see if anyone out there knows.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    They are called "wind" eggs...sometimes when a hen is getting ready to quit laying for awhile (as needing a rest).....or getting ready to go into a molt.........its normal.....
     
  4. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, TuffOldHen! I think I'll blow it out and paint it. It's so cute.

    Wind eggs - kinda funny conotation, there. [​IMG]
     

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