Tiny Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trashcan79, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. trashcan79

    trashcan79 Chirping

    Jul 19, 2010
    I've gotten three tiny eggs from one of my RIRs over the last several weeks.

    Other than the teeny little eggs, she doesn't seem to be laying at all. She's not molting, the weather is fine, and she appears to be healthy. She' only a year old at this point, and her 'sister' is an egg-laying machine. Any ideas?
  2. chickchickgirls

    chickchickgirls In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2010
    I have one that does this too. Usually there is no yolk, only white. I don't know how factual it is, but I read that they are small either for first few times laying (not in my hen's case) or when there is no rooster, a hen will become dominant and either not lay, or lay tiny eggs. I don't know if that is true or not, but my RIR is definitely in charge of the flock and she is the one that lays them. Just got one today, in fact! [​IMG]
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    They're called wind or "fart" eggs--some hens will go through a stage where they lay them--all white, no yolk--they're eatable, just mix them in with the regular eggs. I always save them for my grandkids.

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