Whatʻs up with this

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clickncluck, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. clickncluck

    clickncluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
    Kahaluu on Oahu
    My girls (Speckled Sussex) turned a year old last week in the middle of a horrible rain storm. They have been laying large medium to large eggs (1.90-2.10 ounces) for many months now. They always lay in their nest box. They scream and holler and cross their legs if I forget or are late. I got them 1/2 bale of straw for their birthday to put in the bottom of the coop to combat the mud from the rain last week. So...yesterday, I go out and there is one egg in the nest box 1.90 ounce. Later in the afternoon, I go back out and there is this teeny, tiny egg (0.37 ounce) in the straw. Itʻs like it was just pooped out????
    Whatʻs up with this.[​IMG]
  2. Maggie C

    Maggie C Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2012
    Largo, FL
    Could be what they call a "fart" egg or "air" egg - it probably has no yolk. Not uncommon. I got one not too long ago, too. I have Lt Brahmas and Australorps that all lay large to extra large brown eggs and one day there was this tiny little whitish egg.
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Yeah, most liekly a fart egg. It might've been in the straw because the nest box was occupied. Sometimes my chickens will just lay in the middle of the path if their favourite laying spot has been taken. :lol:

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