Marmite finally got her first egg laid today a week after she first started practising. She had been sitting in the nest box for almost an hour so I was sure that today was going to be the day.
What a surprise her first egg was. It is the tiniest egg we have ever seen.
Ebony’s egg is on the left, Smoke’s egg is in the middle and Marmite’s teeny, tiny, egg is on the right next to a pound coin for size comparison.
It has a calcium blob on the top.
These tiny first eggs are often called “wind eggs” because sometimes they are empty or just have white in them but this one has a tiny yolk surrounded by white.
I am amazed that after a week of trying to lay Marmite has laid such a tiny egg. It will be interesting to see what her next egg is like. Well done Marmite!