tiny odd egg can it hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by paris_r, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was found in our hen house today. there are no bantys in it, so we are perplexed. I tried candling it but could not see a yolk-but I dont know if it cant be seen because of the strong pigment. below photos show size comparisons. in the sequence photo largest is a normal size egg for our hen house, next is a japanese egg then the odd one.

    the kids want me to try hatching it but I am unsure -has anyone ever had one of these before?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    They are frequently yolkless, kind of an "oops" for the hen. Do a search on "fart eggs" and you can read up on the subject.

    I think generally they wouldn't hatch or produce a very viable chick if they did, but what could it hurt to throw it into the incubator and see what develops (or not).

    Deb
     
  3. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it is yoke less then you should try hatch it, looks too small to really eat so wouldn't be too much of a waste. maybe it will make a smaller chicken!
     
  4. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they're not yolk less, a member on here had one exactly like that & she hatched it out, I think named it Pippin? Can't completely remember but why not try it :)
     
  5. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had three of those since my girls have been laying and none of my banty's are brown layers and all the eggs have had teeny tiny little yolk.
     

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