and next to store-bought chicken eggs:
The egg is perfectly formed and seems to have a pretty heavy bloom, the light in the first picture makes it look whiter than it really is.
The question is: who's egg was it?
Was it from Blue-shine, a rescue runner, supposedly around 1 year old? She was sitting on an infertile clutch in her previous home, but went into a heavy molt as soon as we got her the first week of September. Is a month and a half enough time to finish molting and start laying again?
Or was it one of our younger girls, Edie or Shadow. They are 23 week old runners. We don't light their coop, so even though they have been showing signs of sexual maturity, I had given up hope of eggs before spring.
I guess I'll just have to wait and see if I start getting more than one in a day, that should tell me the younger girls are laying, right?