Our family has raised backyard hens for almost three years. We celebrated our first egg and our 100th egg and then lost count. A few weeks ago we were surprised to find the tiniest little egg we’d ever seen in the nesting box. It’s not the first time we’ve discovered odd things deposited by our chickens. We’ve had a couple massive eggs and a few deformed eggs, even a shell-less egg.
When I opened the nesting box hatch I reached in to grab what I thought was a rock but it wasn’t. Look how itty bitty it was compared to an egg of average size!
We were all curious to see what was inside the egg, would there be a yolk?
I don’t know which hen laid this egg. We’ve not found another like it, even on days when we collect enough eggs to account for each hen having laid one. It was a fun surprise and to celebrate, because we celebrate the small stuff in our family, we made fluffy pancakes for dinner.
We were so excited about our first eggs ever, here’s a few photos from that super fun and cold morning…
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