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Feb282011

Miniature Egg (28 February 11)


 The hens were playing tricks on us today. They left us half a dozen regular sized eggs, as usual, and one bonus miniature egg. 

 

The mini egg looked like a normal Australorp egg in every respect except that it was tiny. 

 

We brought it up to the house, cracked it open, and found a tiny egg white and a regular-sized but clear yolk inside. It fried up nicely and the toddler pronounced it delicious! Here it is with a normal egg alongside for scale.

  

 

These strange miniature eggs are sometimes produced when a hen first starts to lay. Perhaps this means that one of the hens had not been laying yet and now will be, giving us a few more eggs every week. 

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I had an egg a few weeks ago that was tiny like that. It had no yolk in it!! So strange. Mostly, we've had huge, deep yellow and orangish yolks.

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