WEIRD! MINI-EGG (Pic) - Is something wrong?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by O.C.Chick, May 23, 2010.

  1. O.C.Chick

    O.C.Chick Songster

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    My silkie is around 9 months old and up until today has been laying normal bantam-sized eggs...Then today I found this in her nest:
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    (Photo shows yesterday's normal egg and today's mini-egg) Is this a sign that something's wrong? Comments, please!!!

    Alys
     
  2. wvgal61

    wvgal61 Songster

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    fart egg [​IMG]
     
  3. Quote:x2! I got one today that was even smaller than that and it came from a standered!! They are CUTE!!!
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Aren't "fart eggs" adorable.
     
  5. O.C.Chick

    O.C.Chick Songster

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    Is there REALLY such a thing?!? So I shouldn't be worried?
     
  6. O.C.Chick :

    Is there REALLY such a thing?!? So I shouldn't be worried?

    No, they are SO cute!!!​
     
  7. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Songster

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    I've seen this posted on other threads. There are various names for them...

    Fart eggs
    Wind eggs
    Fairy eggs

    From what I understand, they are normal (I have yet to experience this since this is my first year with chickens and mine have yet to lay).
     
  8. O.C.Chick

    O.C.Chick Songster

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    Must admit, I didn't consider putting "fart egg" in my forum search! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Just a mini egg they sometimes lay, usually a new egg layer.
     
  10. O.C.Chick

    O.C.Chick Songster

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    Do they have a yolk inside? (didn't want to break mine open in case I had a shot at "Ripley's Believe it or Not"...I guess NOT)[​IMG]
     

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