A guest post from my daughter Claire:
Have you ever heard of a wrinkled egg? An egg with 2 yolks? A gray egg with bumps all over? Well, neither had I until our chickens started laying.
On the first day of laying, my mom came out to me saying, “Claire! We’ve got our first egg!” And when I looked I saw a tiny, brown sphere with white specks all over it. Small, but beautiful. The white dots add character. After about a week, I went out to check for an egg. As I picked it up, I noticed something was different. The egg was lumpy. I took a look at it. Who would have thought that of all the things that could have happened, we got a wrinkled egg!!
Several days later, I went out and found a normal sized egg. Until then all of the eggs they had been laying had been rather small (and cute!).
“Mommy, we’ve got a normal sized one for once!” I said, walking through the door. We cracked it open and two yellow blobs/yolks plopped out!
And, lastly, one day I came home from school and my mom showed me the wackiest looking egg. I honestly don’t know how our innocent little chickens came to produce such a thing! It was an ugly shade of gray, and it had little bumps all over. If it made a chick, the chick would look something like the ugly duckling. These eggs are tough luck!
P.S. Please don’t be worried. We’ve also been getting beautiful, smooth, brown eggs almost every day.