Round Table Farm

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Odd Chicken Eggs

Here we have a normal egg and then a very small, fragile one.

Here we have a normal egg and then a very small, fragile one.

Over the past several weeks, our lady hens have left us a few surprises. First, I found this tiny, nearly perfectly round egg in the hen house. It was very, very fragile and you can see from the photo that it almost didn’t survive the trip inside. Next to it is one of our normal chicken eggs.

Yeah, that is a chicken egg. A freaking huge one!

Yeah, that is a chicken egg. A freaking huge one!

Fast forward a few weeks, and one of our ladies gifted us with this bad boy. That is a freaking HUGE chicken egg. One end had a very thin shell, so I had to handle it carefully. Even with that, a tiny chip of shell came off (though the membrane was still intact).

So, of course I had to use it for bread. Yep, I sacrificed this beauty to the bread machine. And it held a surprise for me! This egg contained two yolks! I had heard of this but had never seen it.

One end of the egg had a very thin, crinkled shell.

One end of the egg had a very thin, crinkled shell.

I don’t know which lady is giving us these large eggs (though we haven’t had another with two yolks, not yet). We have several large, plump hens at the moment.

Oh, and that bread turned out incredible!

Double yolk chicken egg, about to be turned into bread.

Double yolk chicken egg, about to be turned into bread.

 

 

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