Look at what Mini Me brought me this afternoon!
|Our first egg!|
I thought she was punking me when she rushed up to the house, saying she had an egg. Nope, it was the real deal!
A pullet's first eggs are smaller than the size she will ultimately lay. This one is indeed tiny.
|Our egg in a carton with large grade eggs from a grocery store|
It weighs 1.3 oz. which puts it in the "pee wee" category. I didn't know there was an official size of egg called peewee until I looked it up!
The shell is nice and hard and symmetric. Sometimes new layers can lay strangely-shaped or soft eggs.
I can't wait to crack it open and have a taste of my first farm fresh egg! I'll write a post about that another time; I just couldn't wait to share today's news. It's amazing how excited I am about something that just came out of an animal's rear end!