Monday, February 07, 2011

One Of These Eggs Isn't Like the Others Part II


If you recall last year I did a post on an enormous egg one of my hens produced. Normal eggs weigh in between 2 and 2 & 1/4 ounces. The massive egg I posted about weighed 3 & 1/4. Well here is an egg on the opposite end. It weighs 1/2 ounce.

Mind you all my hens are full sized hens with no bantams, or game hens in the mix. I've never seen a chicken egg this small before.

5 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

I found an egg like that once; I had banties, but this egg was the size of a robin's egg. I thought Cliff had put it in the nest for a joke, but he finally convinced me he was innocent.

4:18 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Maybe there's a pigeon in the woodpile?

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're called fart eggs. Usually it's just white no yolk or a fragment of yolk. Hens that are just starting to lay or have had some disruption in their laying cycle do to age, illness or weather sometimes lay fart eggs. Don't be surprised if more off eggs show up in the near future.

7:13 PM  
Blogger qandlequeen said...

You should see a parakeet egg!

4:40 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna and Darev, see Critters explanation below.

Thanks Critter, at least I think it was Critter who wrote that reply.I still have some hens coming out of molt.

QQ, how do they taste?

5:07 AM  

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