An odd thing happened at the henhouse . . .

I’m so proud of my multi-color, multi-breed flock of chickens.  Some are over seven years old but I just can’t bear to get rid of them and I have several hens that are good brooders and give me fresh stock each year.  This helps keeps eggs coming year round.  I don’t do anything special for them and they are free range chickens.  I do make sure they have plenty of grain year round and lots of water.  I make sure they get at least one gallon of vinegar water a week to keep them clean internally.  For about a month now I’ve been getting between 14 and 22 eggs a day out of 27 chickens, two of which are roosters.

Miss Black Hen

This is my oldest hen Ms. Black and she greets me at the door every afternoon, purring and singing and waiting for a handful of grain.  I just can’t bear getting rid of her!!

Elvis and some of the girlsThis is Elvis and a few of the girls heading to the roost.  He’s such a gorgeous rooster and is constantly foraging and finding fresh worms and bugs for the ladies.

Yesterday afternoon when I took them fresh water and gathered the eggs I found this strange phenomenon:


                         This not a normal egg gatherind day and the egg at the bottom of the picture is a normal large egg.


This is a normal size egg.


This is a very small egg & I’ll blog later the wonderful decorating idea I use them for.  Normally, this small, there will be no yolk, no joke 😉

DSCN3522This beauty is an enormous double yolker and I feel so sorry for the hen that laid it.


3 thoughts on “An odd thing happened at the henhouse . . .

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