Weird tiny egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenAddict92, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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"?

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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had a couple of small eggs over the years. I think that if it happens rarely it's not anything to worry about.
     
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    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG] It was so weird looking!
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  7. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have seen those tiny eggs a few times it generally is either the first egg of the season or the last...nothing to worry about unless she continues laying them.
     
  8. crenees

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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...
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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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.

     
  10. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Probably a fart egg. That usually is a chicken that is just starting to lay. Don't worry.

    ~AnnElise
     

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