A little egg?

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Adam

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A little egg?
« on: September 28, 2009, 11:24 »
Three weeks ago we got a couple of ex-batts, and at the same time a couple of 12 week old silkies. Since then at least one of the ex-batts has laid us several nice big eggs.
This morning I found a very small egg in the nest box, less than half the size of the others. I think the silkies are too young to lay yet, so why has one of the big girls laid such a small egg?
Is this unusual?

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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 12:41 »
could it be a silkie?  The ex- batts probably wouldn't lay an egg so small if all the others have been normal size
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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 12:50 »
Well, I wondered if it might be a silkie, but the guy we got the silkies from said they're too young to lay yet. I think they are about 15 weeks old now.

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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 12:53 »
could it have been a wind egg (cock egg, blow egg)? - if you crak it open they have either no yolk or just a very small one - my maran laid one a couple of months ago after being broody. Will try and track the photo of it  :D
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 15:58 »
Hey adam,

What is the colour of the egg, caue I think silkie eggs are tinted blue ;)  We have yet to get an egg out of our silkie and she is about 22 weeks old :( ,aybe a little more.

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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 16:02 »
my silkies eggs are a creamy fleshy coloured,  :D

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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 18:53 »
Hi
The little egg is pale brown, the same colour as the big ones from the ex-batteries.
I suppose it's from one of them then - as far as I know only one of the two ex-batts has been laying so far, so maybe it's just a first effort from the other as she 'starts up' again?


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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2009, 19:12 »
1 of my ex batts produced stupidly tiny eggs for a while. They were about as big as a large grape.  :lol:

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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 19:35 »
I have ex batts and last week i had half a dozen small eggs and it was definatly from them. Then i won't have any for a while and then they lay small ones again, they only weigh about 20g, and have a yolk!!!!
But sorry don't know the answer as to why they come out so small!
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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 19:47 »
Cheers all.
It doesn't seem to be uncommon then, or anything to worry about.
I'll just put it down to whoever laid it just being in the mood to lay a little egg today! That's fine by me.

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Re: A little egg?
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 22:12 »
My broody has just started laying again after 9 weeks, the first one was broken & the second one was tiny, like they were when she first laid.........I'm sure yours will get bigger


 

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