World’s tiniest chicken egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Windus, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Windus

    Windus Songster

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    496EEB0C-434D-4B77-8C59-95B03A66A4E9.jpeg 3A7BF0CA-C7E4-4BA7-9B9C-388463089DF0.jpeg Collecting eggs tonight and I find this on the ground right in front of the door to the coop. Looks like just a teeny tiny chicken egg. What do you all think?
     

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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    :lau
     
  3. PearlaMae123

    PearlaMae123 In the Brooder

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    looks like a fairy egg! normal, but no yolk. do some research to see if your hens need extra protein.
     
  4. Relleoms

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    I think that’s a fart egg! I had one this week that was rubber (no shell) but had the green pigment!
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I believe they are called fart eggs (?)
    Here’s one I got from my Splash Andalusian pullet last year
     

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  6. crestfosterfarm

    crestfosterfarm In the Brooder

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    It's so cute! :jumpy
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    It's a WINDus egg!

    Fairy, fart, wind, rooster eggs are usually from a tiny piece of tissue breaking loose from the reproductive tract, or an immature ova(yolk) and the body forms an egg around it. Color can be darker than 'normal' as the pigment coating released has to cover a much smaller area so is thicker. Can happen with any age layer.
    Think it's explained in this excellent video
    Egg Formation Video
    (which is worth watching even if it doesn't)
     

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