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I have 16 hens, 13 Red stars, 1 naked neck, 1 black australorp and 1 buff orphington. They are "laying machines" and I'm so pleased with them. Every now and then, one of them will lay a tiny egg. egg. Today, I got 12 eggs. One of them was about the size of a grape, like a little quail egg. Does anyone know anything about this? I keep my hens more as pets than egg producers and give most of them to people in our food pantry so this is no big deal. I get a lot more eggs than I could ever use but I'm just curious. Thanks so much in advance. Mr. Eagle
-- eagle (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 2000
Mine often lay a tiny egg when first beginning to lay, or when coming back to laying after molting. These tiny eggs often have no yolk. I wouldn't think there is anything to worry about, in any case.
-- glynnis in KY (email@example.com), August 17, 2000.
Same here. We often get them in Spring or with new layers. The shells are usually quite hard. My sister loves these for pysanka, a Ukranian egg dying art. She gets a lot of money for these small eggs. Mary
-- Mary Fraley (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 2000.