The Fairy Egg

See Daddy is not sharing!!

See Daddy is not sharing!!

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.

Fairy egg

Fairy egg

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

Those peasky chickens sheltering from the rain.

Those pesky chickens sheltering from the rain.

Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

Itai sitting in the sunshine

Itai sitting in the sunshine

A sign Spring is coming

A sign Spring is coming

 

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11 Responses to The Fairy Egg

  1. Wow, we had no idea about egg-laying cycles of chickens. All we know is FRESH eggs are fabulous and no comparison to store-bought ones. 😉
    Your fur-iend,
    Sam 🐾

  2. I never even heard of a fairy egg. It sounds very magical and special. I’m pretty sure I would be afraid of a chicken. But sometimes Mom shares her scrambled eggs with me.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  3. Kismet says:

    There’s all this scientific mumbo-jumbo but I KNOW what my problem is. I’d do better eggs with a male bird. Hey peeps, get with the program.

  4. Mama found that facinating! We don’t have any chickens, but love to learn about them, so thanks pals!

  5. We had never heard of a fairy egg before.

  6. We would not have guessed that was a chicken egg! Thanks for the info. You learn something new every day.

  7. Two French Bulldogs says:

    You are the best in the land
    Lily & Edward

  8. How interesting! We tried to learn more but the link is broken.

  9. hello jaspersdoggyworld its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow a fairy egg??? duz that meen it is going to hatch into tinkerbell or wun of her kuzzins??? she and her majik wand wud be yooseful to hav arownd i bet!!! ok bye

  10. Are we sure they are not actually brought by fairies? (Just thought that would be kinda cool!) 😉

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