tiny egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by elaines03, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. elaines03

    elaines03 Chirping

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    I have 9 chickens that have been laying for about 9 months. Today one of the eggs is so small it looks like a bird egg. What could be wrong. Even when they first starting laying the eggs were never this small..[​IMG]
     

  2. sbhkma

    sbhkma Songster 5 Years

    It can happen. Often called a "fart egg". I got one myself about a month ago from one of my gals that normally lays rather large eggs. I cracked it open and it was perfectly formed just tiny.
     
  3. elaines03

    elaines03 Chirping

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    thanks, I was just afraid she might be sick or something.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    No, it's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. I've gotten quite a few of those over years and I leave them on the counter to dry out (takes a few weeks) before giving them to non-chicken owners as a novelty. See #14 here for more info and causes:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2015

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