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Tiny wild egg in nestbox?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sonya9, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This afternoon I found a very tiny egg in the nest box, the color, size and shape is far different than my layers and I think this must be a wild bird egg.

    No way did a wild bird get into the coop to lay the egg but there it was sitting with a couple of regular chicken eggs.

    I am wondering if possibly they found a wild egg in the run and one of them decided to carry it into the nestbox? I can't think of how else this could have happened.

    Has anyone heard of this or had it happen?
     
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  2. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find a wild bird getting into the coop easier to believe than a chicken carrying it. Could just be an oddball egg too.
     
  3. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be a fairy egg? Those are like mini eggs that the girls lay from time to time
     
  4. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...never heard of a fairy egg. Maybe! I have two brown egg layers (standard sized) and this egg is a different shade of very light brown.
     
  7. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at pic above same breed and it's lighter in color than the deep brown
     
  8. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! It looks exactly like the fairy egg in the pic.

    Mystery solved! Thank you!
     
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