Every now and then, one of the hens will lay a large egg. Sometimes the large eggs have two yolks in them, and they're called "double-yolkers". Yesterday, I found the mother of all eggs in the nest box. This is an egg of GIANT proportions! The shell was quite frail, and I was amazed that it wasn't completely broken, with the size of the cracked area on the end. But, Curly Que was sitting on it, keeping it nice and safe for me. (It's not Curly Que's egg, though... she was just "egg sitting" for the hen that laid it.)
I immediately took the egg to the house. I got out my trusty digital scale and carefully weighed the egg. 137 grams! I couldn't believe it!
Here is the GIANT egg on a plate next to a NORMAL sized egg. Holay MOLAY!
Here is a "normal" sized egg in my hand...
Here is the GIANT egg in my hand.
I wanted to see just how many yolks were in the GIANT egg. I cracked it open on the plate, and was AMAZED to find another egg of normal size, shell and all, inside, along with a big beautiful yolk!
I then decided to crack open the egg within the egg to see what I could see... Lots of egg white, but not so much yolk.
Hopefully, the hen that laid this egg takes a few days off to recoup. Maybe a little Preparation H is in order... *grin*