Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wee Little Ones

A few days ago I was reading about Danni's teeny egg and then Michelle's girls came up with another tiny egg as well as CeeCee's. In the past I have had a few tiny eggs but this year I was thinking that those hens were getting old enough that they would not be laying anything that small. All the eggs have been normal size.


Well I spoke too soon. Lucy and I gathered the eggs after work last night and lo and behold there in the nest was this little tiny egg.



I decided I would see if I could weight it like all the other chicken pros are doing. The only scale I have is a food scale and it is old at that.


I don't know if this is accurate but it comes in at just under an ounce.




This little bird was made for me by my youngest daughter Kelli years ago. It sits on top of my microwave in a tiny nest. That egg fit right in there with it. So is there a yolk in this?




Or perhaps this is the hen who laid the egg.

16 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Vonda!! That last photo made me smile HUGE!!

I had been saving all my itty bitty eggs. I had 6 of them in the fridge in a cup, and then one day Hubby knocked the cup over and all of the eggs but one fell out and broke.

I was hoping to blow them all out and decorate them, because they are jus so cute.

By the way, your new format is great!!! Love the LARGE photos, my friend! :)

~Lisa

word verification: 'esplato'

Spanish for: My tiny eggs went esplato!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Cute post!
I don't guess I've ever seen an egg that small. Much less one with no yoke.

Gayle said...

Geez, I'm just catching up. My blog roll hasn't been saying you've updated so I missed so much.

An egg with no yolk is very interesting. The eggs that amaze me are the ones that are way to big. Poor hens! My chickens arrive mid-May and well, it will be awhile before they are laying. Looking forward to fresh eggs again.

Maria said...

couldn't you be on to something there with a hen that only has egg whites, would save the separating process in all those healthy recipes or in merange etc.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Clearly, I need to do some research on this phenomenon. So many of us are getting these eensy eggs .... is it because we're coming out of winter? None of our chickens are close in age, so that can't be it. Hmmmm....a mystery...who doesn't love a good one of those? :-)
I got another tiny egg day before yesterday, too!

Country Girl said...

Sitting here with a big smile on my face, after reading that last sentence and looking at the last photo, Vonda!
Cute egg, too.

Junebug said...

I was afraid we were going to see a baby bird in that egg!

Kelli said...

Hahaha!! I love that last picture! By the way, my fajitas turned out magnificent. And it was thanks to you, because they did NOT have a recipe for it!

Mental P Mama said...

Wouldn't it be fun to have a hen that only lays egg whites?

Jeannelle said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the Holstein topped by egg and chickens! That has never happened in real life around this farm, though!

the7msn said...

Maybe you and Danni and CeeCee can patent these things as special low-calorie eggs.

p.s. your new format is great...and loads so much faster than the old one. Love it!

CeeCee said...

Join the Tiny Egg Club.
My sister made the comment about hens laying 'only whites' eggs. She said the body builders pay $5 a piece for a pint of real egg whites. Hhmmmm, we'll all to have a visit with our hens.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I got an odd egg this morning! It was in the middle of the henhouse, still warm, when I opened the door for the day. Not super tiny, but very round. Will probably post on it tomorrow.

I like the new format, too; especially the big photos. How'd ya do that?

Tipper said...

Teeny tiny egg!

sugarcreekstuff said...

yay! I love the tiny eggs. I'm so glad you got one. That last pic could be a postcard, so funny.

DesertHen said...

We get a tiny egg every now and then. I know it has something to do with a reproduction error at the time the ovum is released and the egg starts forming, but I don't know all the technical stuff. They are cool to find though. Have you ever found a soft egg..one with no hard shell, but a thick protective jelly like shell? Now those are cool!