Lesson 1265 – Tiny miracles

Because I know this is something you’ve all wondered about – here is a photo of that abandoned House Finch egg compared to one of our standard chicken eggs. Pretty amazing, huh?


What I can’t for the life of me figure out is how a creature that small when born can ever survive. But they do. They sure do and then they follow that magic act by growing up and eventually flying off to live their own lives.

Next time you have those little negative thoughts of “I can’t do it” think of the guys who come out of these impossibly tiny eggs. They perform a miraculous feat on day one of their lives and then just keep on going from there.



Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Filed under All things chickens, chicken care, Chicks, Living Tiny in a Big House

2 responses to “Lesson 1265 – Tiny miracles

  1. Karen Pankonin

    This came in just at the right time. I am attempting for take one last college class to complete my Associates’s Degree I should have finished 5 years ago. I am feeling overwhelmed with the work involved (reading, reviewing, analyzing, and writing) when I barely remember the stuff I learned when I took the other accounting classes (I did get A’s and B’s in them, at the time, but haven’t used the information in so long). Also, I’m 67 now and the mind is not what it used to be! Anyway, your message of “I can’t do it” being negative and no help in what these small birds manage to do with their lives, gives me hope to persevere. It’s a summer “mini-Mester”, they call it, so only 8 weeks. Even I can manage 8 weeks, I think! I love your blog, even though I’ve never raised chickens and live in a suburban area. Who raises chickens here, I wonder? Someone does, because for the last month or so, I’ve had my windows open and I hear a rooster crowing every morning starting at 4:30 a.m. and I can tell, it’s close by. Anyway, thank you again!

    • Wendy Thomas


      Thanks for sharing this! Good luck with your class, our entire flock sends you love and support. We know you can do it!

      Please check back in and let us know how you are doing.


      On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 1:13 AM, Lessons Learned from the Flock wrote:


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