Very strange egg

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Colt Frost, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Colt Frost

    Colt Frost Chirping

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    one of my year old hens just layed a tiny egg. Is it possible for a hen to just start laying now?
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    It probably is a fairy egg which don't contain a yolk, just a small piece of one. Small eggs happen. I see them more when hens are starting back up or shutting down for the season.
     
  3. ReseisCL16

    ReseisCL16 Songster

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    Yeah, those are called wind eggs. Sometimes hens have a little 'glitch' in their systems and funny eggs happen. Don't worry; it won't affect her production.
     
  4. IvanK

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    Hi!

    In my experience, the larger the breed, the longer it takes them to start laying. Each hen develops at different rates as well so this is probably perfectly normal.
    The tiny egg, I think, is called a "fairy egg" and might not even have a yolk. It is normal for a new hen to lay undersized eggs at first while her system fully matures.
    IMO, everything seem fine :)
     
  5. Poultry keeper12

    Poultry keeper12 Songster

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    It's normal,
     
  6. Colt Frost

    Colt Frost Chirping

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    Ok thank you all for your replies. I was just curious about what was happening. Thank you all!
     

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