We're having a little heat wave these past few days. Which is common here in the fall. We call it our Indian Summer. But this one came on very suddenly and it's been super hot, close to 100 degrees. And none of my girls like the heat.
I've been putting ice in their water and giving them cool fruit to eat. I was worried about getting soft shelled eggs from giving them too many cool treats. (It's happened before.) But instead, I came home to this today. A nearly white egg.
The egg was in Coco's nest and none of the other hens typically lays in Coco's nest. She's my alpha hen and rules the roost. She's also a Jersey Giant and being such a big girl, she is the only one that fits in that nest. At least when she's in it.
It has some small spots on it and Coco is known to decorate her egg with spots. So I'm pretty sure it's hers. And I've read that the color is the very last layer that hens put on eggs before they lay them. So I'm thinking that it was so hot that she just decided to lay the egg and skip the color today. Odd to think that they can do that. But it's amazing what their bodies will do as a survival instinct.
Tomorrow should be cooler. Hopefully, we'll all get back to normal. If I get more of these, I'll be sure to post photos.