Tiny Silkie egg VERY ODD!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teresaann24, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I went out this morning to check on my silkie chickens to check for eggs since I am gathering them to set her. She has never layed lanything like this before. It was smaller then a birds eggs same color as all her eggs are but TINY i brought it in and cracked it open the shell was nice and hard like it should be I found inside alot of the egg white but only a small dot of yolk. Is this normal is there somthign she is lacking she laid a perfect egg yesterday. Is this just somthing happens or does she need somthing? Plz any info would be good!
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It's commonly referred to as a fairy egg. They sometimes misfire and lay one with no yolk. I have a geriatric hen that does it fairly frequently. The next time you get one, just leave it out in a dish. Since there is no yolk, it won't go rotton. It will just eventually dry out and make a nice little conversation piece.
     

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