What on earth did my chicken lay!??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Usedtowanna, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Usedtowanna

    Usedtowanna Chirping

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    This little treasure was found in the egg laying box yesterday. The shell was the usual color and consistancy and when I cracked it open, it contained some egg white but no yolk. It was quite a bit smaller than a usual egg. I would love to know what happened, is it common, have you seen it before, etc?
     

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  2. Chickens_4Life

    Chickens_4Life Chirping

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    I don't know. I think she may have accidentally started making an egg before any of her yolks matured. This is all I can really tell. Maybe a more experienced person can tell you.
     
  3. chickencheeper

    chickencheeper Crowing

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  4. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Enabler

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    They're called fairy eggs. though I'm not sure if they still are with the strange shape.
     
  5. Usedtowanna

    Usedtowanna Chirping

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    That may be. We've had chickens for 3 years and this is a new one for me. :D
     
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  6. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    Sometimes a hen lays a funny egg. It’s northing To be concerned about, it’s normal!
     
  7. Usedtowanna

    Usedtowanna Chirping

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    Ah, ok. I just saw a recent post, after I'd posted this one, about someone with fairy eggs. But yeah, hers were normal shaped
     
  8. Usedtowanna

    Usedtowanna Chirping

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    Ok. I won't worry. :)
     
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  9. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    I always get this funny egg, it’s long and a little wrinkly and has a “seam” around the middle. It’s quite strange!
     
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  10. GreenbrierChickens

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    Fart egg. Or so I have heard them called :lau
     
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