Weird tiny egg

ChickenAddict92

Chirping
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Jan 14, 2012
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This was a little while ago but I've only been on this site a week or so.

Mid-August I saw one of my girls nosing (beaking?) around a little brown sphere-thing. I thought it was a mushroom so I took it away from her since some mushrooms are poisonous. I picked up this thing and realized that it was hard unlike a mushroom. I quickly figured out that this was a little tiny egg. Do any of you have any thoughts about this? I'm pretty sure that it was a chicken egg but not completely; I've only found one of these; and if it is a chicken egg, does it mean something bad or is it just an "accident egg"?

Here's some photos:


 
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ChickenAddict92

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
163
5
83
Upstate NY
I was pretty sure that this little tiny weird egg wouldn't have a yolk yet it did. It wasn't a pretty yolk but it was clearly there.
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It was so weird looking!
 

debid

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Jan 20, 2011
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My Sussex laid one that was barely bigger than a quarter. It was perfect other than being miniature -- tiny yolk proportionate to the shell size. I'm sure it's just a hiccup in the process.
 

crenees

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Nov 30, 2011
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I've had those a couple times from my laying hens...the girl I bought them from told me it happens when a hen tries to lay two eggs in one day although I've never researched it to see if that's the reason or not...
 

debid

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It was the only egg my Sussex laid the day she did this. I was presuming it was stress-related because it happened the day after a predator attack.

I've had those a couple times from my laying hens...the girl I bought them from told me it happens when a hen tries to lay two eggs in one day although I've never researched it to see if that's the reason or not...
 

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