Isabel transmogrified into a quail this morning… then turned back into a chicken. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why she laid a dark brown, 23 gram egg when her normal egg is 60 grams and a purpley-tan.
Yesterday she didn’t lay at all which is something she opts for about once a month. I’m happy for her to take a break, but I’m used to her stepping right back up to the nest to lay the next day.
Here’s her egg next to Bronwyn’s. Bronnie laid a respectable 68 gram egg today – not her best effort, a very normal size for her.
Though Isabel looks okay now, I’m keeping a keen eye out for more quail-like behaviour. I don’t want to modify all my recipes to triple the required egg quantity!