Monday, 17 June 2013

The Teeniest Tiniest Egg Ever

 
 
This weekend I had the most delightful surprise when I went to take the girls some corn and get the eggs from the henhouse .
 
I have no idea who laid it, but I think they would hardly have noticed anyway!!
 
Hens do lay little practice eggs when they first come into lay, but all our girls are in full lay now, so this was most likely just someone having a bit of an off day.
 
Such a sweet little egg, usually if you crack these tiny eggs open they contain only white and no yolk, but this one will be left whole for posterity as it's our smallest one ever, so we will never know what it contains :-)
 
Sue xx

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  1. It looks like the perfect little ball!

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    1. It is completely round and not egg shaped :-)

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  2. Cute as can be, and egg-strodinary to see.

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  3. When I was a boy, we used to collect birds eggs and blow them.
    Couldn't you do that with this one?

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    1. There's no need to blow it, it will completely dry out inside and will just be the shell in a couple of weeks, we have kept lots of little eggs this way :-)

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  4. delightful - presumably it will dry up as the shell is porous? What a sweet little egg.

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  5. I'm surprised you managed to find such a cute little egg! And thank you for your lovely comment on my latest blog post, it was very helpful :)
    Best wishes.

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  6. What a wonderful little surprise egg!

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  7. How lovely, if completely uneggspected.

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  8. Henny used to lay these (the Americans call them "fart eggs") and they just contain watery albumen.
    Evidently its caused by a condition that battery hens can get which causes the egg to develop wrongly, and its one of the things they get injected against at the start of their "career" but by the time we get them the immunity has worn off.
    Once dear old Henny started on these, she never laid anything else although they were infrequent, but someone did tell me the hen may lay proper sized ones mostly, and these every now and again.

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    1. I didn't know that, it's exactly what I said when I brought it over to the house to show LH, " I think a hen's just farted and laid this"...Lol.

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  9. Our smallest egg weighed 7 grams. Yours looks as if it might be smaller than that. We lost my bluebelle recently and her last egg was the oddest one we have had. It was the size and shape of a slightly bent finger so it looked really peculiar and not like an egg at all.

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    1. Well you know I just had to go and weigh it after reading this, and NO you beat me, this is positively massive at 9 grams.

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  10. aww so sweet. My friend's daughter has just got hens & had the first egg - a soft one. They were fascinated.

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    1. There's something very special about any hens first egg. We still get excited now, you should have seen us when the first blue one appeared from our newest girls :-)

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    1. Haha.... and so you should be :-)

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  12. We had one of these not long ago..hubbs said its a "fart egg"..the girls thought it was hysterical..and now think that when chickens fart an egg shoots out...
    sara,fern,iris

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