Monday, April 11, 2016

As Forrest Gump Would Say . . .


You never know what you'll get.

Left to right - Standard sized chicken egg,
bantam chicken egg,
and . . . hiccup?
(Quarter on itty-bitty egg for comparison.)

20 comments:

Rain said...

Cool photo! Enjoy your eggs :)

Mama Pea said...

Rain - We will. And do! Don't know what we would do without our ample supply of organic eggs.

Dawn McHugh said...

we get one of those tiny ones occasionally :-)

Sue said...

Oh, how cute. Looks like a quail egg!!

Laurie said...

Mama must have hiccuped during the laying of this little cutie. You gonna eat it?

Susan said...

Omelet sized for the twins? Or one of the twins?

Kristina said...

Ha! Love your photo.

Mama Pea said...

Dawn - When they do happen, I always think the hens weren't concentrating on what they were doing!

Mama Pea said...

Sue - Don't think I've ever seen a quail egg, but I'll take your word for it!

Mama Pea said...

Laurie - It had no yolk . . . just the white. For some reason, I guess the hen wanted to get it out before everything was ready!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - The way those two eat, we'd have to add a couple more eggs!

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - I wished I had had one of the goose eggs to add to the photo. We think there are about 7-9 eggs that one of the female geese has been sitting on. Only problem, it's still cold here and she's not very consistent about her incubating duties!

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,

Sounds like your chickens are testing you :PPP

Just teasing!!!

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - I think you're right!! :o]

Fashion said...

Just beautiful

hoosier girl said...

We call those little ones fart eggs. I'm not sure if there's a reason...probably don't want to know. :)

gld said...

We get different sized eggs here too. Our heirloom girls are slightly smaller than the hybrids and then one old hybrid girl lays one the size of a goose egg!

My sis had a run of eggs with no shell; just the soft skin covering.

Mama Pea said...

hoosier - It's always a bit of a surprise to find one in a nest box, isn't it?

Mama Pea said...

gld - Yep, we've gotten a few eggs over the years without a shell on them. Wonder if that means the hen pushed them out too fast? Or was lacking something in her diet? Hard telling! We had several big eggs this winter that I thought for sure were double yolkers, but nope, just a big egg!

Lisa said...

I just had this issue today as I cleaned and put in cartons my chicken eggs. Everything from so big the carton will not close to a tiny one that rattles around in carton.