Oh, the plot thickens, gentle reader, it thickens…
WARNING: This post is not for the queasy. Proceed at your own risk. I’m not kidding.
The mystery of the missing eggs…where have they gone? Some have emptied themselves into the poop pit, born too soon. But, there’s something else. I have seen some odd…blobs lying about the front of the barn. Odd, squishy, peachy-coloured blobs. I have tried to not to probe this matter too deeply, for reasons which should be obvious.
This morning, however, I could ignore it no longer, because this morning I found this:
I know, I know. But I did warn you.
Now, I am a new chickeneer and I know next to nothing, but I believe this to be an egg, mid production, ejected too soon.
It looks to me to be some yolk and white swirled together, with some feces in the center. And then, to the lower right, that creamy blob of the building blocks of the shell. And what’s with the red stuff in the feces, anyway?!
That’s my take; I’d be very interested to hear from y’all: what do you think?
As for whodunnit, I suspect Haley. Maisie laid an absolutely gorgeous egg yesterday, and is nesting again today. Haley hasn’t laid in well over a week.
Now, go eat yer lunch.