Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ouch! This beauty is from Oyster Cracker. She laid it this morning. It takes up my entire palm and two of my daughter's hands. I can't believe some of the eggs she has laid, but this today is by far the largest! I am so fascinated by the entire egg laying process. As the hens sleep in the night, the outer egg shell is being created. Hens that are disturbed or scared in the night can lay malformed eggs or even stop laying them at all. Full crops right before bed help too. My girls enjoy a little chicken scratch right before bed, sort of like milk and cookies for the kiddos, only instead of insuring that they will sleep through the night, I am hoping for nesting boxes with eggs in the morning.
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest