Last night I went out to the coop to give the girls their nightly warm oatmeal and to tuck them in – yes, they are spoiled and yes, I realize that I am the crazy chicken lady. I grabbed the eggs from the nest boxes as the ladies plowed through their oatmeal, then stood beside the feeder to watch them. I looked down… and look at what I found…
A teeny little egg!!! Perfectly shaped and darker than the rest, smaller than a quarter! I tucked in the gang for the night and brought the tiny egg into the kitchen to photograph – yes, I know, crazy chicken lady.
Google said that a new layer or layer starting up again occasionally has a mini-egg. So, I posted the pic on Poultry Talk Ontario and waited for a comment. Sure enough, the little egg got a few giggles and a name – Fairy Fart! I am assuming that my Black Silkie ‘BB’ who had been broody until a couple of days ago have me this tiny present, as she is getting ready to lay again.
Next I tried to crack it open on a plate. WOW the hardest little egg ever… I thought that I broke the plate. I grabbed a knife and weilded it like an axe to reveal a perfectly formed mini-egg!
Chickens are cool and Fairy Farts are the cutest (;