Fairy Eggs

After a long drought of no eggs, we recently found a very small brown egg in the nest.

This little gift was apparently a precursor of good things to come!  Sometimes hens lay what is known as  a fairy egg when something has disturbed their reproductive system and or before the reproductive system has “gotten into gear”.  Fairy eggs are also known as dwarf or wind eggs.

Fairy egg shown in nest beside normal sized egg

Opening egg


In our case it signalled of new burst of daily egg laying.  Spring is in the air!

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  1. Anna Hess February 25, 2018

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