First, I'd like to point out that there are 5 eggs in my picture. I only have 3 hens that are supposed to be of laying age.
The other five hens must not have gotten the memo that they can retire now. They've been laying for 5 years.
Admittedly, I gave those hens the winter off. I did not artificially light the chicken coop. Maybe that's what made the difference.
Nearly every day, I get at least 4 eggs, sometimes 5 or 6. I do sort of wish the older hens would stop laying, as the quality of their eggs leaves something to be desired visually. Cloudy whites and heavily spotted with blood spots. All just signs of aging, but egg laying is hard on a chicken. They deserve a break.
I don't know who laid the tiny egg. It was fully formed, hard as a rock like all the other eggs, and had a white and a bit of yolk. Better luck next time for whichever girl laid it. I just hope the other hens don't catch on. You know it's got to be MUCH easier to lay a tiny egg, than a jumbo size one.
It would take 2 dozen of the tiny size egg to make a breakfast.
The picture below is for my friend, Danni. I know she'd ask. :)