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Tiny eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pfmoore17, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. pfmoore17

    pfmoore17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2010
    I have a flock of Marans: 6 Black Coppers, 1 Black, 1 Splash , 1 white and 1 Wheaten. I also have 1 Black Isbar.
    Since New Years Day, the hens have laid eggs despite the cold weather here in New England. Strangely, one of the hens have been laying eggs about the size of a robin's egg and I have collected 4 of these. The Isbar also laid a tiny egg and has not laid another since. Any ideas as to why this is happening?
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    She may just shutting down for the winter, some chickens will do that.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    They are called fart eggs - a whoopsie in the egg factory. They are common in new layers and in older hens.

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