Monday, May 5, 2008

The Giant Egg

Now this is just in the file marked "bizarre".....

I have noticed that our chickens lay pretty large eggs. The white leghorn hen, Marie, lays the smallest. (Hers are the pale blue eggs....) However, they are around the size of store eggs marked large. Maybe medium, but probably large. The brown eggs we get are akin to jumbo eggs, and sometimes when we bake I will take an egg out of the recipe to make up for it.

Well. The egg we got on Saturday was HUGE! I'm not even sure how the chicken who laid it survived. When Matt held it in his hand, it covered nearly his entire palm, and it was markedly heavier than other eggs. Since then, the eggs have been normal, but we're keeping an eye on the situation.

I guess we don't have to worry that they're getting enough to eat!


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