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Very Small Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boilerjoe_96, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Songster

    Apr 4, 2007
    West Lafayette, IN
    I think I have a new one laying... she didn't do so well on the first one.....

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2007
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

    Mar 10, 2007
    How adorable!! It'll get bigger........[​IMG]
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    what kind of chicken layed it
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Blow it out, spray some acrylic on it, and keep it!
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That is so cute!!!!
  6. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Songster

    Apr 4, 2007
    West Lafayette, IN
    Not exactly sure which one layed it. It is a different hue than what I have been getting plus that made 6 eggs today. I normally get 5. Thus I believe a new layer.

    It is either an ISA-Brown or a RIR I believe. Those are the youngest and should just be starting to lay...
  7. Rowanm77

    Rowanm77 In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2007
    Blairstown, NJ
    When my first hen started laying she also produced a few tiny eggs just like that! I now call them "poult eggs". Now she lays "full sized" eggs. I did some research and found out it's normal to lay poult eggs for the first few. I blew it out and the contents were normal, just a smaller yolk.
  8. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Hey I got my first mini egg today too! This is a duck egg and it's 1 1/2" long and 1 1/4" wide -- about the same as the one in the photo here. It's nearly round.

    I like the idea of preserving the shell. Thanks guys.

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