Tiny Eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by deserthotwings, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    Queen Creek AZ
    I am curious if anyone has ever gotten any tiny eggs. I have a dozen sebrights about a year old. All the hens are now laying and one is laying eggs about the size of your thumb nail. I've raised a lot of poultry but never seen anything like this. Today was her 3rd egg, all the same size. Is is normal for some bantams or is this plain weird. The rest of the hens are laying normal size bantam eggs.
  2. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Atwater, CA
    Tiny egg by Cowgirl Jules, on Flickr

    I don't remember who laid this egg, but I don't have any bantams. It didn't have a yolk, and was half the size of my normal eggs.
  3. mamachicken888

    mamachicken888 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    East Oklahoma
    Looks about like the one we got today....
    Inside, it was basically non-formed. Just a little whitish yolk.
  4. Kanga7

    Kanga7 New Egg

    Apr 16, 2013
    Did you ever get an answer to this? I too have Sebrights and have had about 6 tiny eggs this year.
  5. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Sebrights are bantams? they are true bantams.

    I had a tiny egg like this. It's called a fart egg.lol, Usually they are just one offs. Just see if you get any more. There isn't much you can do.
  6. Kasc

    Kasc New Egg

    Oct 29, 2013
    Tiny or miniature size eggs in standard size hens are the natural result when a small bit of reproductive tissue or other small foreign mass enters the hen’s oviduct and triggers the regular formation of an egg.
    Inside the hen’s body the bit of tissue is treated exactly like a normal yolk and is swathed and enveloped in albumen, membranes and a shell and is eventually passed from the hen’s body. When it is laid it looks just like a regular chicken egg except that it is very little and teeny.
    These types of malformed eggs have been known for centuries as a ‘Cock Egg’. Most often these little eggs contain only the white of the egg and no yolk. Usually the shells are harder to break than that of a normal egg.
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  7. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Hi Kasc, [​IMG]
    Thanks for the great post. Look forward to more informational posts like this from you!
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013

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