A Teeny Egg

What a joy to come home and find a teeny egg in one of the nesting boxes today.

The teeny egg on the right is from one of our chicks. The long brown egg on the left is Chip's.

The teeny egg on the right is the first egg from one of our chicks. The long brown egg on the left is Chip’s.

Florentine and Benedict hatched in mid-October which makes them four and a half months old now. Since then, we have been watching them for signs of typical hen or rooster behaviour. Until now they have kept their cards close to their feathered chests and kept us guessing and betting.

And although we got proof today that one of them is a hen, we still don’t know who is which!

They are hard to tell apart. Ben, on the right, is bigger and whiter. Flo, on the right, has a tall tail and is far more curious.

They are hard to tell apart. Ben, on the left, is bigger and whiter. Flo, on the right, has a tall tail and is far more curious.

Although this egg is teeny, as the hen develops and gets used to the process, she will lay more normal-sized eggs. Perhaps her eggs will eventually be as big as Chip’s – since Chip is the bio-mother to one of them. But the pale pink colour is typical of a Chantecler, which would come from her father, Roo.

Although this egg is teeny, as she develops and gets used to the process, this hen will lay more normal sized eggs.

It gets lost in the egg carton!

Teeny eggs like this give new meaning to a 3 egg omelette!

Teeny eggs like this give new meaning to a 3 egg omelette!

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  1. 1

    So fun. 🙂 We got a teeny egg once and gave it to the little boy next door, to his delight. We have 2 banty hens that lay wonderful teeny eggs. My mother, who lives in Seattle, tells me they sell banty eggs in Chinatown in Seattle for $1.50 each!! A delicacy. Love your posts, Martha!

    • 2

      Along A Path said,

      $1.50 each! Wow! To me, this little egg is worth at least that but, to any other egg consumer, that is a ridiculous price. Maybe I’ll go have a teeny poached egg sandwich for lunch and pretend that I am in a swanky restaurant!

  2. 3

    Michelle said,

    A tiny egg is better than no egg at all! It’s cool to see your first egg. I get excited every time we have a new hen laying eggs. Such a variety of colors and flavors. Hope you’re enjoying it all! We are, thanks for sharing with us!


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