VERY small egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tiffanya, May 20, 2011.

  1. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Yesterday one of my EE hens laid a small egg (about half the size as normal). I know odd eggs can occur, but today she laid a VERY small egg (1/5 the size of normal at the most). It literally looks like a robin egg. Any reason for this? Also, I found the egg in the run rather than in a nesting box.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    They're called wind eggs or fart eggs. They are just a fluke in the plumbing. It probably doesn't have a yolk. If it does the yolk is probably about the size of a pencil eraser. They are interesting when they crop up.

    Good luck.
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    Here's one of mine by a quarter. It freaked me out at first but no problems with the hens. Aren't they neat!


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