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What an Egg-citing Day!

I was giddy like a school girl when I saw there was a tiny egg waiting for me in the coop. I’m pretty sure I did a little happy dance. I know it was either Hazel or Henny Penny that popped out the baby egg, since Licorice lays her eggs on the other side of the hen house. My money is on Hazel since she’s not a big egg layer.

Even though I learned it’s pretty common for hens to lay tiny eggs, this isn’t going to take away from my excitement. I was so thrilled about the egg I didn’t think to wash off the chicken poo for pictures – oh well.

Keep in mind, the bigger Silkie eggs are only 3/4 the size of a normal egg.

And of course, I couldn’t wait to crack it open to see what was inside.

Baby egg - yolk and all. The almond is for size comparison.

What a great surprise.

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  1. Wow, your in the egg business now : ) Healthy eating Annie

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    April 12, 2011
  2. Awww, this gets me so egg-cited for our own chickens! We may get the chicks THIS WEEK!!! How cute is that egg???

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    April 12, 2011
    • Yay!! You’re going to love having chickens!! Have you figured out your coop yet?

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      April 12, 2011
      • Yes! We’re going to make our own, with plans from My Pet Chicken. (“Daisy”) It’s a little larger than I envisioned, but will be able to handle more than 3 or 4 chickens if we decide we want more than that. My husband has next week off, so he plans to do it then.

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        April 13, 2011
  3. Awwww … it’s adorable! Are they really pink-hued shells? So beautiful. I am so envious of your chickens.

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    April 12, 2011
    • They’re light tan with a tiny bit of a pink hue. I love having chickens. I wish I had chickens that laid blue eggs – that would be cool.

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      April 12, 2011
  4. Oh! How incredibly exciting and wonderful!! I’m envious of all of you who have chickens – they must be wonderful to have around and to care for…and of course being able to go collect eggs is just the bees knees.

    I’m glad that we can at least get good eggs and support local farmers through our CSA progam…and know for a fact that their hens are well cared for, etc.

    How wonderful that you get to have your own! Such terrific names, by the way! And those eggs look beautiful! I love the almond-egg comparison shot. :)

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    April 13, 2011
    • I love that you said ‘bees knees.’ I’m going to have to start saying that – if I can remember. I do feel fortunate that I can keep chickens. I’m glad you have a farmer’s market/CSA close by that sells eggs. Seems some folks aren’t even that lucky! Thanks for your kind words.

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      April 13, 2011
  5. Too funny! I just posted a blog about the same thing with my duck’s first eggs! The teeny tiny one in the nest was the cutest thing! But my duck smashed it before I could crack it open myself :(

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    April 13, 2011
    • Rachel, I’ll have to check out your post! I wish I could have ducks – I feel I need more room before I should. Too bad you didn’t get to crack yours open – I bet you’ll get another one! I hope I do.

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      April 13, 2011
      • I LOVE my ducks, but they may require a bit more work than chickens. They’ve been doing a number on my rose bushes lately, and of course I’ve found a number of things I can’t plant because of them… And they really do require a water playground in order to stay happy. They gave me a great excuse to go ahead and build my koi pond ;) But I tell you what, they are really sweet animals. They follow me around, sit in my lap, hang out with me while I garden, they’re fun to watch, and each female produces one giant delicious egg every single day, even through the winter. My blog is http://www.WoodhouseFarms.wordpress.com. I love your garden, BTW. I’m from Issaquah and just moved to NC 6 years ago. I’d love to get back!

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        April 15, 2011

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