Last night at dusk, as I went outside to lock up the girls. They were all inside. However, a bright little egg was rolled underneath the outside roost. Someone had laid an egg in the run. This was not the first time. I am not sure who. Here is the evidence.
Feathers is not laying eggs because she is broody. Fifi is now 20 1/2 weeks. Dottie Speckles is 17 1/2 weeks. This eggs is larger than our regular Silkie sized eggs. So, is it too big for Fifi to have laid for her first one? Could Dottie Speckles be laying already? I assumed that Dottie Speckles would follow the larger breeds and lay closer to 25 weeks. Could this be a “fart egg”? Typically, “fart eggs” occur as a malfunction in the egg making process and are about the size of a quarter. This one is larger.
So, the questions remains, who laid an egg?
Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest
7 thoughts on “Someone Laid an Egg”
All this egg stuff is confusing me…
What kind of chicken is dottie speckles? I can't tell from her picture.
I agree Sophie!
Rugosarosefarm, Dottie Speckles is a Silver Laced Wyandotte.
After a quick bit of research on BYC, it seems the SLW can start as early as 17 weeks. It looks like you have another girl working for her keep.
Yay!! THANK YOU Rugosarosefarm! You're the best!!!
LOL, oh I love this egg investigation! Also, I am in awe at the size of Oyster Cracker's egg. 🙂 Stella, my largest Buff, looks like she's going to be a big girl. Hoping she gives big eggs too! xo Helena P.S. If you get a chance, check out my blog today. I have some updated pics of "the girls."
Thanks Helena. Hopefully, your Buff will give you large wonderful eggs. I would love to see your girls. Thank you for posting updated pics.