Weird Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by capebird, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens usually (always) lay their eggs in the nest boxes. Yesterday I found this little "thing" that looked like an egg in their run. I took a picture of it compared to one of their regular sized eggs. At first I wasn't even sure it was an egg. But I cracked it open and it is an egg. Anyone have any insights as to what this is all about. My 4 hens are about 9 months old and have all been laying pretty regularly. Thanks for the help and insights.


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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of odd things happen with eggs when you have your own chickens. A lot of the time it's just a "burp" in the egg laying system and the chicken goes back to normal laying.

    Once in a while I get a soft shelled egg, and I've gotten a very small one maybe 2 or 3 times; one didn't even have a yolk.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, you will get lots of weird eggs. Those are referred to as fart eggs. I've had them with and without yolks. They don't happen that often.
     
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  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I have a couple of those tiny eggs. I save them, storing them away for a while where they won't be disturbed. After awhile they dry up inside and can be displayed.
     
  5. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder what would happen if you tried to hatch that small egg?
     
  6. teacake

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    I want a fart egg, too! Cool.
     
  7. FarmTillURdead

    FarmTillURdead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fart eggs? I assumed it was the chickens playing jokes on me. I think they stand and watch to see the look on my face when I find one. They are always worth an amazing amount pondering! - But they have earned a new name. I like "fart eggs" too. [​IMG]
     
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