Tiny Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maudies8gang, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. maudies8gang

    maudies8gang Just Hatched

    Feb 22, 2017
    We are new to having chickens, and they live in a home with chicken run in our backyard.
    Our grandson gave us 5 large hens last summer: one all black, one aracauna, one barred rock, one white "something" & a brown "something." Later the same grandson brought a little mille fleur bantam (Little Bit). The big ones persecuted her, so we went to a Mexican family & they gave us 2 smallish, wild, streamlined hens, who are great fliers, to be companions to Little Bit. I haven't identified their breed, but they came from a big flock that all looked & acted alike. Now, our little flock has settled down and is quite compatible and laying well; but someone is occasionally laying a tiny egg, a little bigger than a robin's egg. Does anyone else get eggs that small? Little Bit lays some that are bigger than that. Maybe she's laying 2 different sizes.(Obviously, someone is! I'm not really concerned; I just didn't know what else to name the "New Member Thread.")

    I found BackYardChicken when I googled "are potato peels good for chickens?" I liked what I found on your web site so joined BYC. I expect to learn a lot by browsing & searching it.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. peeper89

    peeper89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2017
    Little hen sometime have little eggs[​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Bantam (small) breeds will generally lay smaller eggs than full sized hens. However when a pullet(young hen) is just beginning to lay eggs, they can start out very small and over the passing of time they will get bigger till their reach normal size for the breed.
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under maudies8gang [​IMG] Welcome!

    I loved your intro! When we first started out in chickens we had ‘white chickens’ and ‘brown chickens’ [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2016
    Seattle, Washington
    My Coop
    Hope to see you around the forums!!!
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here!

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