Our pretty little Welsummer laid her very first egg today. It is tiny and lovely but weighed in at a surprising 47 grams. Clementine’s first egg was only 41 grams.
It’s only slightly larger than the other two “first eggs” that I’ve kept in the fridge for over a year. The old ones are light and seemingly hollow now. They sound like glass when tapped. I hope I never break one in the house. I’m sure they’re rank.
Clementine’s eggs have increased in size by nearly 20% since she began laying just over two weeks ago.
Rosie’s eggs are now much darker than they were when we first met her and also they are huge! I didn’t have a food scale (or even think to weigh them) back then, but just a month ago, there is no way her eggs were like this:
According to U.S. egg sizing standards, Rosie started out as a Pee-wee producer (HOW CUTE IS THAT?!) and is now nearly a Medium. Rosie, the old pro, is giving us solid Extra-Large eggs 6 days a week.
This is so fun. I should go let them out of the coop and give them kisses!