You won't believe this! NOT a wind egg...PICS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChooksChick, May 28, 2010.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    So: my Serama is broody. She absolutely doesn't leave the nest unless we kick her off, and she certainly isn't laying.

    I only have one other small bird in this yard, and she's a bantam Cochin who is close to laying again after raising chicks- I saw her peck one son yesterday, so she's possibly the culprit.

    This is the egg,
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    and again with 2 medium EE eggs and a pullet Serama egg- my daughter loves to blow them out:


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    We automatically assumed it was a wind egg. Then Lydia went to blow it out, and look!


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    There was a yolk! It must have been the size of Abe's noggin!!
     
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  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess even chickens have days when they just can't put forth their best effort [​IMG] Small is better than none, maybe ? LOL
     
  3. Christine S

    Christine S Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow...that is tiny!
     
  4. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Strawberry fields.
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  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I'm wishing I had a pic of the pea-sized yolk!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I had one about two years ago from one of my SSH Bantam:

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    Indeed, a tiny yolk!
     
  7. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww! Imagine how tiny the chick would be if you could actually hatch one like that!
     
  8. canny75

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    I'm a newbie. What's a "wind egg"?
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:It's an egg that has been formed without any yolk, often just an 'oopsie' any hen can lay. Other folks use more colorful terms I can't repeat, but it's just an occasional hiccup in the oviduct's order of development that happens very rarely.
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:That's adorable! Can you imagine the boiled or deviled egg?
     

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