Now that’s what I call an egg!

When hens start laying, either for the first time in their lives or after a break for winter / moulting etc, they can often lay super-duper giant eggs, that quite often have a double yoke inside. Once their bodies get used to laying, things get back to normal.

Amongst the four eggs I collected yesterday, such a giant egg dominated the nest box:

The egg on the top left is a normal large egg and to its right is the Uber Egg. The one on the far right is an egg from the day before. The two in the front row are from the Bantam and one of the Silkies.

The egg on the top left is a normal large egg and to its right is the Uber Egg. The one on the far right is an egg from the day before. The two in the front row are from the Bantam and one of the Silkies.

Needless to say, this egg will not be for sale!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by thegardensmallholder on 6 February 2009 at 8:49 am

    What a whopper! Ouch ;0
    We get them from time to time also, never had a double yolk yet.

  2. Ouch indeed!

    Still, my thanks go to whoever laid it: I know what I’m having for lunch today 🙂

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