The slacker clucker

I don’t know what the Girls think they’re up to.

I mean, this was part of today’s offering. That large one is 80g (3oz), and the smallest one weighs 17g (just over half an ounce) and is 75mm (1 3/8 inches) long. Someone was doing overtime to cover for the slacker’s pathetic effort. We’ve  had small eggs before, but nothing as ridiculous as this.

It’s about the size of a plover’s egg, and I look forward to seeing what’s inside. There may be a tiny yolk, or no yolk, or all yolk.

A mystery for tomorrow’s breakfast!

22 thoughts on “The slacker clucker

  1. How tiny…maybe the hen was just tired that day? Nice the other girls are trying to keep up the average. I love that blue and white fabric!

    • katechiconi says:

      I suspect I know the culprit… That blue and white fabric is the backing for the Anemone quilt I’m hand quilting right now. 6 rows to go, make a label, and it’s done!

  2. Chris S in Canada says:

    Maybe she was just in a hurry?

  3. Marty K says:

    It’s perfect — one for you, one for hubby and the baby egg for Mouse! 😉

  4. Dayphoto says:

    It’s always a mystery when that happens. But it does happen.

  5. Good morning sunshine 🌞
    How did the little egg pan out ? 🤩
    It literally looks like she was on the run and had no time so she laid the tiny egg 😃

    • katechiconi says:

      It was 99% white with a lentil sized dot of yellow, and the Husband added it to his morning eggs. I reckon she’d probably laid a big one the day before and didn’t have the wherewithal to produce another one of normal size.

  6. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Very funny ! I think the one with the tiny egg was the luckiest 😀

  7. Oh goodness! I’m anxious to hear what comes of the three of them. 😉

  8. Lynda says:

    Your little egg is called a “Wind” or some call it a “Fart” egg. I’ve only noticed them in my hens when they have been traumatized by something. Snake, Hawk, dog attack. Thankfully this has not happened often!

    • katechiconi says:

      They haven’t had any nasty surprises recently – I can see and hear them from the house. We discovered it next to the shellgrit trough, just lying on the ground. I think she got caught!

  9. You get the prize for clever blog title. You made me giggle.

  10. We had a few odd eggs over the years but the little’un is very interesting indeed… but at least edible.

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