WEIRD Egg......

Nadiia

Chirping
5 Years
Aug 1, 2014
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Hi guys... So this morning my Dad went to get the eggs from the hens and this is what he got!!

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BTW!!!! I have two hens and one rooster :D The little egg feels like a balloon. It's quite soft and feels like it may pop if you squeeze it to hard..?!
 
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Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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Hey, I just edited the post.. Try now?
Working. :eek:) That small egg is known in the chicken industry as a "fart" egg. Fart eggs are tiny eggs, often yolkless if the hen that laid it hasn't released a yolk yet by the time her body starts producing the shell. In a fart egg, a bit of reproductive tissue breaks off inside the hen's oviduct and triggers the formation of an egg by tricking the hen’s body into thinking the tissue is a yolk.
There is a good article on fart eggs at http://www.gardenbetty.com/2014/08/the-mystery-of-the-teeny-tiny-egg/.
 

Nadiia

Chirping
5 Years
Aug 1, 2014
124
16
96
London
Thanks guys!! Really appreciate it :D this one did have a yolk in it, though it looked more like an embrio with a small white tail teehee! Our eggs are definitely fertile :p
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,436
438
Montana
Thanks guys!! Really appreciate it
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this one did have a yolk in it, though it looked more like an embrio with a small white tail teehee! Our eggs are definitely fertile :p

You're welcome, and as bigbruce said, fart eggs happen sometimes, but they are nothing to worry about. :eek:)
 
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