Wow, after about a year of owning chickens, they continue to surprise me. Last fall, I was given an eight-year-old hen by a friend of mine. I knew she probably wouldn't lay again. (edited to add: she is a full-sized Australorp) This morning, I found a teeny-tiny egg in the nesting box. It is very rough, like sandpaper. I just read back in this forum a bit and saw that other people have also gotten these little eggs when the hens first start laying. I wonder if she will now start laying some full-size eggs, or if this is it for a while? I wonder if there's a yolk? I have to show it off for a little while longer before finding out. Weird.