What causes a fart egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by haileyeverhart, Apr 3, 2018.

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  1. haileyeverhart

    haileyeverhart Songster

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    1055C247-53C0-46A2-B9A9-F264DA34E738.jpeg 1E579452-AF69-491C-8A4F-596768A5D82D.jpeg I got my first fart egg or really tiny egg maybe 1/4 the size of a regular egg! It's so cute and I haven't found the reason for it being laid. It was either my 6 year old hen Nellie or my three 4 year old hens. All the threads I read said it's usually from a newly laying chicken but it wasn't blue so it wasn't my 1 year old hens! Let me know what yall think.
     
  2. Emojikitten

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    I think it's your 6-year-old hen. A chicken's lifespan is 7-8 years, so your hen may be laying smaller eggs, which shows that she's beginning to stop laying eggs. You know what that means... DINNER! Or if you love your hens and/or raise them as pets (like me) no dinner... But who knows? It might actually turn out to be your 4-year-olds. If you need me, just give a cluck! I usually answer in a few hours.
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Well, my seven year old hen laid a fart egg with a cute little curly cue on the end. Kinda looked like soft serve ice cream. So, I guess when the 'egg maker' gets old things just don't work like they should.
     
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  4. haileyeverhart

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    That's exactly what I was thinking! Thanks!
     
  5. haileyeverhart

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    No dinner! Her sister died a year ago but she's still going really strong she looks like a young hen, but I think her reproductive system may be poopin out haha.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Was there a yolk inside?
    Fart egg are usually caused by a piece of tissue breaking off the reproductive tract,
    or an immature ova being released, body treats it as a normal yolk and forms the rest of the egg around it.
     

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