What the HECK did she lay now?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DutchChicky, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Songster

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    Hello
    My White leghorn just laid the tiniest egg yesterday!!
    It is barely an inch long and a little less than an inch wide.
    Anybody ever seen anything like this of knows how this can happen?
    Have had her since last year and has laid normal eggs so far , even though I did find a wind-egg today and wonder if it is hers.
    We only have 2 white layers, so 50% chance , I guess.
    The feed is Layena with grit and oster shells, plus they free-range all day.
    Anybody any clue???
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  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

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    I call them fart eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    People call them fart eggs.
     
  4. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

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    Search fart egg on BYC and you will find lots of similar eggs.
     
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

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    I just got a little tiny egg like that from my newly laying ducks. Its so cute. lol [​IMG]
     
  6. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Songster

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    Fart eggs ?!?!?
    New term for me LOL
    I'll look it up
    thanks for the info
     
  7. cluck-addict

    cluck-addict Songster

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    Quote:I'm a sick and twisted woman who thinks farts are the funniest thing on the planet.

    MY two great loves are now one. chickens and farts....
    Behold.....
    The "fart egg"

    hillarious. THanks [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. bulldoggin74

    bulldoggin74 In the Brooder

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    Quote:I'm a sick and twisted woman who thinks farts are the funniest thing on the planet.

    MY two great loves are now one. chickens and farts....
    Behold.....
    The "fart egg"

    hillarious. THanks [​IMG][​IMG]

    I must be a sick and twisted woman too...glad to know I'm not alone!![​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They are called "wind eggs" or "fart eggs"

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    Occasionally, some young hens will lay eggs that have no yolk whatsoever. These eggs, historically called "cock eggs" because some people erroneously believed that they were laid by roosters, are now often jokingly called "wind eggs" or "fart eggs" by people who raise chickens and encounter these unusual eggs with some regularity.
     
  10. Kezzie

    Kezzie Songster

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    Quote:Wind eggs seems more polite, or "traf" eggs. My grandmother always said "traf" instead of "fart"...
     

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