|The tiniest egg!|
This weekend we found the tiniest little ameraucana egg imaginable. It was only about an inch tall! When I saw it, I thought: Did a robin get in with the chickens?? There's no way that's a chicken egg!
|A normal Rhode Island egg next to the baby egg.|
It was in a nesting box with a couple other eggs. Probably it was the first effort of a chicken just starting to lay - a tinier than usual pullet egg. The other option is that something weird happened with a chicken and two eggs formed at the same time, one coming out normal sized and the other teeny. I read online about unusual eggs of all shapes and sizes; there are many variations in nature! On poultrykeeper.com there is a "shrine" to multi-yolked eggs, which even shows an egg that was cracked open to find another fully formed egg inside!
|The day's bounty - including the tiny egg, front left.|