Marmite’s first egg

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.

Marmite is determined to get her first egg laid

Marmite’s first egg

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.

Marmite’s first egg sat on a pound coin

And next to a pound coin

It has a calcium blob on the top.

Marmite’s perfectly formed, teeny, tiny, first egg

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!

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4 Responses to Marmite’s first egg

  1. Sophie says:

    That is amazing!!! Well done Marmite!! xx

  2. Carol says:

    We were very surprised by how tiny it was. xx

  3. marion says:

    I have never seen such a small chickens egg, interesting to see her next egg.
    but well doneMarmite.

    • Carol says:

      I have never seen such a tiny egg even on other blogs and forums. I can’t wait to see what her next egg is like but as you say well done to her. She took so long over it and came out looking so proud of what she had done.

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