Weird Egg Thing Found In Nest - What Is It???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zippy007, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Zippy007

    Zippy007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have been laying everyday for a while now since coming out of their moult, and today i went to collect the eggs and i found this next to one of the eggs :

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    It had a shell like normal and when it was cracked had white but no egg.

    What the hell is it?!
     
  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Whoa, weird. Usually eggs like that are teeny and round. People around here call them "fart eggs," but my grandmother called them "witch eggs." They're a reproductive oops. But that one's the biggest, oopsiest oops I've ever seen.
     
  3. Zippy007

    Zippy007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had those before, we call them fairy eggs, like a small mini egg, i have no idea what happened here - had nothing unusal before or since, think and hope it was a one off!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No, fart eggs have a shell. Those are called lash eggs - they are like a petrified egg. If she keeps laying them, it can be a sign of internal laying. If she's just starting back up from a molt, I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I thought the OP said it had a shell like normal, and when she cracked it, it had a white but no yolk. [​IMG]
     
  6. tammyfarms

    tammyfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fascinated! Was the pointy, curved part hard shell too? How interesting. I am afraid I don't have anything helpful to add at this point, just questions.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Fart eggs look like regular eggs, just really small. This looks different. To the OP, was it solid on the inside or of egg white consistency? I suppose it could be an egg that malfunctioned in the process. Unless it's a repeated event, I wouldn't worry too much.

    Here's a thread that shows lots of weird eggs, including fart eggs. But yours looks more like this one:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/633054/post-your-abnormal-egg-pictures/0_50#post_8711848
     

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