The larger egg is from Freckles, the momma hen. She's been laying eggs since last November. She gives us 4 or 5 eggs a week. Freckles' egg in the picture is 1.7 oz - her normal weight is 1.8 oz, so that's about normal for her. She laid it this morning, normally she's an afternoon layer. But she took off yesterday, so I guess she decided to do her deed early this morning.
But who gave us the new little egg??? It's a light brown egg, so it's not one of the Araucanas /Americanas. It was in the same nest as Freckles' egg. It weighed in at .9 oz - I assume it's small because the pullet is so very young. Isn't 4 months too young to be laying?
Now I have to solve the mystery of the second momma. Which chicken is it?? There will be a lineup, and interrogations. They know who it was. I will get to the bottom of this mystery... And when I find out, that dear little girl will get extra cracked corn and broccoli!