Where did this tiny egg come from?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thefishery, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heavy breed chickens, 4 guineas, 2 banties and a silkie.

    The two banties, one hen one roo are in a separate pin and are never out.

    The rest free range. Today when we collected eggs there was a very small egg about an inch long. I have no clue where it came from. I haven't had guineas before so I don't know what their eggs look like. Would one of my big hens have laid an egg that size for some reason or another? The silkie is a roo. I've had chickens for 5 years now and I've never gotten an egg like this.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It is normal and is called a "wind" egg. There is a ruder term but I won't say it LOL.

    It happens sometimes- but I only have chickens and not guineas, so IDK if guineas do that too. I have seen it with my chickerdoodles.
     
  3. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    interesting. I bet that was easy to pass.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't know about guinea eggs, but it sounds like a fart egg. They usually don't have a yolk and are quite tiny like that. It's just a glitch, no problems.
     
  5. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree fart egg if there is not yolk in it.
     

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