Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bantam Eggs!

Just wanted to let you see the difference in size between the bantam and standard eggs. The picture below includes the first two eggs we received from our new bantam hens (their acquisition detailed here).

On the left we have a brown egg from our Black Sex-Link hen. It weighs about 3 ounces. The slightly cream colored one in the middle weighed in around 1.75 ounces, while the white one on the right weighed 1.25 ounces. They look so tiny compared to what we are used to. However, we've been very disappointed with the laying (more like lack thereof since September for one, October for the other) of our two other standard hens (a Brown Leghorn & Barred Rock). I'm more than happy to have existent smaller eggs than nonexistent bigger eggs! -Carrie

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