Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Darned Chickens

Our chicken coop is not exactly weather resistent. Rough cut boards from our Amish neighbor do tend to dry up and shrink over time. So we've had a heat lamp on a timer out there - comes on at 3:30 in the afternoon, goes off about 5:00 a.m. We aren't sure how much good it is doing heat wise, but the 1 BIG benefit - we are up to 5 or 6 eggs a day.


However, there is a lazy chicken who lays her eggs in the late evening, on the wood floor under the nest boxes, and ontop of the timer and extension cords, which means the lamp gets unplugged a couple times a night. I switched the timer last night to shut off at 11:00 p.m. - if she's going to be dumb, they can all be cold.




Then tonight, I go out there to check for eggs - and I find this one:






Somehow this brings new meaning to the word "baby egg."

Kris

11 comments:

Lib said...

Hey Chris,
Now thats a baby egg!
Hope you're having a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

fullfreezer said...

Oh, it's cute! I think if you were going to use it in a recipe that you would need more than one ;)

APA said...

I'm sorry to laugh because I know it may be a little frustrating, "That darn chicken?" But, that is THE cutest egg!

Gina said...

that's cute

Love and hugs Gina xxx

audreypawdrey said...

It is a cute little egg!:) Well, if you need 1 1/2 eggs for anything, you are set!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Yup, ours come in all sizes too! We have a chicken currently laying a huge double yolk everyday, which is lovely, but have often had "baby eggs" usually with very young chickens. We usually call them "starter eggs"

Suze said...

Perhaps that small egg is the seed for an egg plant...............

Michaela said...

Cute baby egg!
Our chickens are lazy too! They don't start working until 3pm. And with about 25 chickens we are happy if we have 5-6 a day.

Philigry said...

that is really so cute! what a tiny egg!

SewAmy said...

i just have to say, that chickens are so cute.

inadvertentfarmer said...

Aren't chickens just a wonder? Sometimes they seem like they might have a brain, but then there are time when they are laying their eggs in the darndest places that you've gotta think maybe they are just that dumb! Love the itty bitty egg!