TINY egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MiddleChild, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning when I let the girls out, one nest contained an egg less than an inch long. It was beautiful and absolutely perfect - no shell weirdness or funky shape. It seems a little heavy for its size, but it's too darn cute to crack open. These hens are Black Stars - their normal eggs range from large to jumbo. I don't know who laid it, but I do have one hen who has had the bald bulging butt problem https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=120841&p=1 though it seems to be easing. Any ideas what's going on? They're slowing down on laying a bit (season?), and may be molting - they're not bare but I see more feathers around the past couple of weeks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Called a fart or wind egg, they happen from time to time. Nothing to worry about. Most but not all of these tiny eggs don't contain a yolk, only a white.
     
  3. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard the "fart egg" from someone around town. "Pointless egg", maybe. The weight makes it feel as if it's mostly shell. I've put it aside and don't intend to open it - maybe set it in silver and make a necklace ...
     

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