You just never know what will come out of the rump of a hen… I mean hardly a day goes by which I don’t find myself a bit surprised with the sort of eggs I find in the nest. I find, Bumpy ones, LONGGGG ones, Short ones, Pale, Dark, Blotchy, Thin shelled, Leathery, Small Walnut sized ones. The list is inexhaustible!
Usually when I find a “Wind Egg” they are tiny with only the white inside. This time though, when I picked up the nugget off of the ground (which was unceremoniously dumped), cracking it revealed a small centered yolk. I was surprised really. Then I found myself wondering if it had been fertilized would it have made a “Little Chicken”?
Then you get the other end of the spectrum on the same day, with a massive egg appearing, looking more like three normal size eggs in one. I pity the poor gal which laid this egg. I even looked at the hens and said, “I’m sorry”!
(That other egg, is an Extra Large. What we call a Regular size.)
When I cracked this Ginormous Egg for breakfast in the morning, I didn’t need to crack a second or a third. It was just under 8 fluid ounces of deliciousness.
Here is an example of “leather eggs”. They are by far the most weird things ever laid. The egg is normal inside the membrane casing, but the shell of the egg, never forms. This can happen because of stress, age or condition of the bird. This chicken egg was laid by my lovely (old lady) Black Sex Link. She’s going on nine years old now and every so often she’ll let the whole world know she laid, “something”… I’m always in a rush to find out what exactly!
Wishing you all a Lovely New Year!!
~Chicken Mom~ ♥