what causes fart eggs?

posey

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Can someone explain what causes fart eggs?
We got the teeny tiniest one today.
It is the smallest that I have ever found in the next box
Thanks
 

Nic&Chickies

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Just from what I've read on here, it seems that it's just a random happening, and could also be the body of the new layer's way of getting used to laying eggs.
 

posey

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Jun 17, 2009
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Well it is a random thing with my girls.
It never happened with my first flock but has happened twice with my second and those girls were a year old in April this year.
It just amazes me when I find those ity bitty little eggs.
When we opened the first one it was just the white, no yolk.
 

Ridgerunner

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The ones without a yolk can be formed by a hen of any age, though it is a lot more common with pullets coming into lay. Normally a yolk starts the egg laying process, but sometimes a piece of material sloughs off from the hen's internals and triggers the eggmaking system to produce an egg without a yolk.
 

chickensbythesea

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I don't have any idea what causes them, but I love the name!


My only guess would be that every once in a while she jumps the gun and sends something from manufacturing to packaging before it's supposed to come off the assembly line.
 

posey

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Thanks
Ridgerunner your explanation is very helpful

Chickens by the Sea your explanation is funny, thank for sharing it.
 

duckinnut

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Imagine you start a job in a field you never worked before, you are bound to make a couple mistakes along the way til you get the hang of it. Also if you work at a job a long time you can mess up too.
 

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