Sunday, January 09, 2011

Cracking Me Up


Keeping chickens has been a really rewarding experience for us.  We enjoy their personalities (they have them, they really do), we benefit from their bug-eating activities, and of course we love having fresh eggs free of antibiotics at arm's reach.  We've seen different shapes and colors of eggs, some double and even triple yolkers, some without yolks at all, but we've never seen an egg quite like what we found in the coop yesterday.


This is the teeny tiny egglet next to a regular egg.
Of course we had to crack it open to see what was inside.



My son just had to cook it up and eat it and he giggled the whole bite.  Perhaps our girl was just taking it easy for the weekend.  I can't say I blame her, we all need a break now and then, right?

Hope your weekend has been easy going too.

12 comments:

daisy daydreams said...

Yes, all us ladies need some time off, I did laugh at the little egg though - so cute. Amanda...x

Nilla said...

How cute! :) When I was younger, mum kept chicken. It's a special feeling to collect the eggs from the hen house. Kind of miss that.

Brizel Handcrafts said...

How darling !
THANKS for blogging about it :)

Toodie said...

Oh how cute, a bit sized egg! Looks like a Robin's egg...lol. I do agree chickens have personalities alright. Keep warm there in MN, here it was 8 degrees this morning...brrr.

Scrapiana said...

That's so funny!

Mona said...

We've had eggs as small as that - usually the first egg a hen lays is that size - but then we have dwarf Cochins and they lay small eggs. The freckled egg is very pretty.

Lisa-Marie said...

Husband's parents keep chickens. apparently in winter it's common for chickens to lay mini eggs as their bodies absorb more of the stuff that would normally become shell.

Both eggs are beautiful!

This is My Life said...

Very interesting egg comparison. How cute cooking it up and eating it.

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

That is so cool! I love how tiny and cute it is... :)

Ruth said...

There are several little footed crystal dishes full of small deformed banty chicken eggs in my kitchen - they're dried out and at least 25 years old! A bachelor uncle was a "chicken man" - when he'd find one of those tiny eggs, some of them elongated, he'd place them on a ledge above his kitchen sink. I could have them when I visited. I learned something some years later when I brought fallen bird eggs into the house and set them on top of the refrigerator. They rotted and exploded! Of course - but I still don't know why that didn't happen to my uncle's eggs. My mom discovered that placing eggs in the refrigerator for a long, long time will cause them to safely dry out and can then be displayed. They act kind of like Mexican jumping beans when placed on a table, from the weight of the dried yolk at one end. She had placed a dozen banty eggs in a box at the back of the refrigerator and left them there when they'd passed their freshness date. They've been in an ironstone bowl on my sideboard for ages and ages. Sorry for being so long-winded. Thought you might like to know a way of preserving any "special" presents from you chickens! I LOVE your blog and always find something beautiful and inspiring. The best of everything to you and yours in 2011!!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Ruth - oh my goodness, that is so interesting! I had no idea that the eggs would just dry out like that. I was cringing while reading of the exploding eggs though...ewww! Our young hens lay smaller eggs when they're first starting out but never as small as this one from our Easter Egger. She's back to normal eggs now so I think she was just taking the day off. :) Thanks for reading and wishing you the best too!

Heidi said...

This made me laugh out loud--poor girl, but it's kinda sweet!

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