This photographer is no longer posting regularly, but I ran across these photos from a couple years ago. Wow. I’ve been slacking off in the eggs-as-art arena.
The little papery things on the eggs are pine shavings, which we hensters use as bedding. It sticks to the eggs, as do what this blogger called “other things,” a vague reference to the fact that hens just have the one opening, so to speak,and bits of–well–matter–can also get stuck to the eggs. Although so far Eleanor is a very clean girl in that respect.
There. That’s probably more information than you needed about hen anatomy. Enjoy the photos.