Wee Tiny Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GreenMum, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. GreenMum

    GreenMum Out Of The Brooder

    Can anyone tell me what's up with this? In this picture I have regular sized eggs, pullet eggs, and this wee tiny egg. I find them every once in a while. Any thoughts or insight about what these wee tiny eggs are about is much appreciated!
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That looks like what people call wind or fart eggs. They are usually just a glitch in the egg laying system, they are fairly common with young layers and older birds lay them occasionally. The wind eggs often do not have a regular yolk in them, and they tend to be really tiny, so that is what your girl may have laid. Have you cracked it open to see what is inside?
     
  3. GreenMum

    GreenMum Out Of The Brooder

    Yup, and there is definitely no yolk. Thanks for the input, I've been wondering about these for years! Good to know that there's nothing wrong with my girls.
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RSL lays very small eggs and they all have had yolks in them.They make great fried eggs. The kids love them.When I crack one open I will post another pic.Hers are the darker ones.
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  5. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]The 4 small eggs are from my RSL.

    [​IMG]As you can see they have yolks.

    [​IMG]A couple of regular size eggs with the 4 small ones.

    [​IMG]And break fast is served. Like I said the grand kids just love em.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Cute little eggs. Wind eggs are usually really small in comparison to what the chicken usually lays, and are often more round, and usually do not have a normal yolk in them. It looks like your girl is just laying small eggs, probably PeeWee or Small sized by weight. How old is your RSL? It is odd for one of those to lay Small size eggs, usually they lay Larges. My bantams and some of my smaller breeds like the Hamburgs and Fayoumis etc lay PeeWee or Small eggs on a regular basis, occasionally I get a wind egg from one of them and it is really tiny.
     
  7. sacramento

    sacramento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is my wee egg from just now..... that is it compared to a nickel.. cray small! :)
     
  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is about 27 weeks old. Has been laying for about a month now. Usually lays an egg a day. I would not mind at all if she kept laying this size.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] I call the small eggs low calorie or low cholesterol (the no-yolks) eggs and the in-laws fight over 'em.
     
  10. jaxchic

    jaxchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Laid by an older hen, about the size of a quail egg. I blew it, and mod podged it to save it.
     

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