Who laid this egg??

langleybyc

Hatching
Feb 22, 2015
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Went to collect eggs and found this teeny tiny egg on the ground and still warm. I don't know if it was one of my chicks or if it fell out of the tree
 

langleybyc

Hatching
Feb 22, 2015
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No. My chicks are about a week-10 days old. The rest I've had for a few months but don't know their ages
 

junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
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Newly laying pullets will often have hiccups in their egg cycles. Sometimes they will lay really small eggs, and sometimes they will even lay eggs without a shell occasionally. As they get older, their laying cycle will "normalize."
 

junebuggena

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Apr 17, 2015
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I guess it could happen to a hen after being broody. Going broody will weaken a hen for a bit since they don't eat or drink regularly while sitting. Getting back into a regular laying cycle would take a few weeks.
 

chickengeorgeto

Crowing
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Dec 25, 2012
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Can this happen after a hen has chicks?

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I guess it could happen to a hen after being broody. Going broody will weaken a hen for a bit since they don't eat or drink regularly while sitting. Getting back into a regular laying cycle would take a few weeks.

I doubt it because hens "have" chicks in a totally different manor from the way that mammals have babies. Although I suppose one can make a case for a mature hen who has been out of production while she's broody, to lay a young pullet egg when she first returns to production status. But that begs the question of why don't all or almost all hens lay similar eggs when they finish their annual molt and they are ready to lay again.
No. My chicks are about a week-10 days old. The rest I've had for a few months but don't know their ages


I think that we have our answer.
 

langleybyc

Hatching
Feb 22, 2015
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The other thing that could have happened is that it fell out of the trees. But I don't think it would have survived the fall
 

Julia62

Songster
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Jun 18, 2014
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I had one of my hens (1 year old) layed an egg that was 28 grams. All her eggs are range from 67-70 grams and one day this tiny thing popped and then she went back to normal. The yolk looked funny too, almost blurry. She is a Golden Comet.
 

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