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7 hours ago, Luvachicken said:

These tiny eggs are called wind eggs - no idea why.

I have had a few but was really disappointed to find no yolk inside like Cat tails mentioned. 

So this is were I’m confused. I thought a wind egg is a shellless egg. At least, that is what it’s called in Dutch. Haven’t been able to find a official name for the tiny eggs. 

Dutch Wikipedia says this:

De term werd ontleend aan het Latijnse ova subventaneaOva betekent ei, ventus betekent wind: men meende dat windeieren door de wind oftewel door de adem van de goden werden bevrucht.

Which says as much as that the term is derived from the Latin ova subventanea. Ova means egg, ventus means wind: they thought wind eggs were fertilised by the wind, meaning the breath of the gods.

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9 hours ago, Luvachicken said:

These tiny eggs are called wind eggs - no idea why.

I have had a few but was really disappointed to find no yolk inside like Cat tails mentioned. 

Or cock's eggs, or witches eggs, depending on where you are from.

They are caused either by an egg being formed around a bit of grit of oviduct lining, or just the failure to release an ovum. They will have very viscous whites and hard membranes and shells, crack it and see. Laying will usually return to normal afterwards

My daughter used to call them Malteser eggs

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