Tiny Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fesperman58, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. fesperman58

    fesperman58 New Egg

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    I have a small flock of 8 hens and 2 roosters. I am getting about 5 eggs per day ranging in size from grocery store medium to larger than grocery store x-large eggs. Earlier this week, though, we found a tiny egg in one of our nests. I have posted a picture below next to a normal size egg.

    Is this normal? Why is this egg so small?

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  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have your hens been laying for? Hens that haven't been laying long will often lay weird eggs, like extra small, soft-shelled, or miscolored eggs. Sometimes hens that have been laying for a while lay weird eggs, too, and there's usually no explanation, it's just kinda random.
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  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all [​IMG].

    How old are your girls? This a typical occurrence in pullets. It has been called many things but mostly a fart egg. Young chickens are just getting their egg factories up to speed and will sometimes lay them. I have two myself. Completely normal. I think it would be safe to say that more people have gotten one of those egg farts than not.
     
  4. City Chicken Lady

    City Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four Rhode Island Red mixed hens. For two days I have gotten tiny eggs after getting regular eggs. The first one was brown and the next day it was pinkish. These girls are a year old this month and have been laying pretty good for about six months. From the threads it sounds like it is nothing to worry about?
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a fart egg and most likely has no yolk. It's a perfectly normal, although strange, occurrence.
     
  6. City Chicken Lady

    City Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm a worry wort but I'm glad to hear that "occasional" tiny eggs are normal.
     
  7. chickeninfested

    chickeninfested Out Of The Brooder

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    Well it might be something that I've only seen once, a yolk only egg!;)
     

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