Thursday, March 12, 2009
If you look closely at this picture you can see that one of last year's hens has just started laying (well, they all are now, but...) and she hasn't quite gotten it down, yet. At the edge of the eggs is one, very small egg. It was about the size of a robin's egg. After we opened it, it did, indeed, have a yolk and everything. Someone had put forth the idea that it could be a starling's egg, but there aren't any birds out there, yet. They are pretty easy to spot, as they can't really get in the coop/run too easily with a fully covered operation. It's always fun when they start laying. I think since they are a full year old now, most of them have really skipped the smaller egg stage pullets go through when they first start laying. It's kind of nice. It gives me a steady dozen eggs a day to sell/eat, after the older birds kind of gave up early last fall.