Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you all know We live with six pesky chickens. We three are not particularly concerned about them, nor they with Us. Mummy is for some reason very interested in them. She likes to collect their eggs, but for some reason she don’t share them with the three bestest maremmas in all the land.
Today one of the chickens laid a fairy egg. Here some information mummy found out about fariy eggs.
“Occasionally a hen will lay a fairy egg when something has disturbed her reproductive cycle. Sometimes a hen will lay a fairy egg or two just as she comes into laying, before her reproductive system has gotten into gear. They do come in all the colors that hens lay: white, brown, green, blue and so on, although they are sometimes lighter or darker than her regular eggs because they may spend more or less time in the “egg painting” area of her system, the shell gland. Fairy eggs are normally nothing to be concerned about. It simply means your hen didn’t release a yolk before her body started producing an egg to enclose it.
Sometimes a hen may lay a small egg that still contains a yolk, too… even if she normally lays larger eggs. Again, this typically happens with a new layer as her body is getting into the rhythm of laying, but it can also happen with older birds if there has been a disturbance that upsets their usual cycle.” http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-help/My-hen-laid-a-teeny-tiny-egg-and-when-I-cracked-H116.aspx
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