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Very tiny egg, who laid it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shmccarthy, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I found a very cute, tiny egg in the run.
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    I'm not quite sure who laid it though. My 5 EE hens are the only adults I have and they are all going through a moot right now, so I have been getting only 1 or 2 eggs every other day. I also have 2 EE pullets that are 23-24 weeks. Neither of them looked like they were ready to lay and I am not expecting them to until maybe 3 weeks or so from now. One girls comb is really red, but her pelvic bones were only about two fingers apart. I wonder who laid this egg? Maybe one of the girls molting? None the less, it's very cute and I don't want to really eat it. :)
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a fart egg from one of your EE's. They typically have no yolk, though I have had one before that had a yolk instead of the white. They are the whoopsie in the egg factory.
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    What I do with my first eggs is blow them out - with a straight pin or map pin poke a small hole in each end. Stick a toothpick in one end and kinda break up the yoke - then with all your lung power, blow it out! Be careful not to squish the egg as you blow. (been there done that!) I am not sure who would have laid it, though.
     
  4. goosygoosegoose

    goosygoosegoose New Egg

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    Yep we've had those too. Ours usually have mostly white with only a small smear of yolk. We had a soft-shell also the other day, just out of the blue. Don't know what brought that on. The girl roam around the yard and get plenty of goodies and calcium. The "fart" eggs are cute though and I'm glad someone else also calls them that too!
     
  5. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens start laying as early as 20 weeks
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did that for Easter. HARD work!
     
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  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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  8. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's pretty cool, I think I'm going to try that! :)
     

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