Three of the four hens pictured here (we have six in our flock), are the usual suspects for jumping the low fence and wrecking my vegetable garden.
They happen to be the older hens - such plucky cluckeys.
I asked them, which one of you has laid the small white egg?
They all claimed the achievement.
I don't think it's any of them.
The little quiet achiever is out of frame - a docile polish hen.
It certainly is not the white puff ball, also known as silkie (also out of frame). She's never laid an egg before. She just gets broody mid spring and wastes all her maternal energy on eggs laid by other hens, which to her grief, is taken away everyday. We like eggs for breakfast and in our pastries.
Have a plucking good day everyone.