Mini Eggs

Mini eggs are about quarter of the size of a normal egg. They usually don’t have a yolk inside, just the ‘white’ or albumen as it is technically called.

Mini Egg
A Mini Egg. Photo courtesy of Melanie Catley

A mini egg is caused when a small foreign object enters the oviduct and triggers the normal formation of an egg, so just the same as a yolk, it gets wrapped in albumen and then popped inside an egg shell.

It can be interesting to try to see what it was that triggered the egg formation if you break the mini egg open.

Normally only one mini egg is laid and then normal laying continues and it is nothing to worry about.

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Tim Daniels

Tim is the founder of the poultrykeeper website and lives in Herefordshire, UK. He keeps Cream Legbar chickens, Silver Sebright bantams and hybrid layers for eggs, Abacot Ranger ducks, Brecon Buff geese and some quail.

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