As the days are starting to get longer, our hens have really picked up the laying again. We’re back to having more eggs than we can eat, which is good, because I cook and bake like I have an infinite supply of eggs. ;) Some of the hens are three years old and the rest are about two years old, so most of the eggs are pretty big. As a chicken gets older, her eggs get larger and larger and her production is not as regular. Because of this, in commercial laying operations, they usually only keep the hens until they are two years old at the most.
Despite this trend to larger eggs, we do get some misfires every once in awhile. We’ve had several huge eggs, usually with double yolks and every once in awhile, we get a teeny tiny one like above. This one only has white in it, no yolk and we didn’t eat it. But its still fun to find in the coop.