Saturday, March 5, 2011

No Pain - No Gain






First picture is the egg, second is with two normal size eggs, third picture is a normal size egg and the last picture is what was inside this marvel...
This morning around 3 am as I went to check in on the last two expecting goat hold outs I was in my head as always and walking like a zombie (way too little sleep for way to many weeks) I was snapped into the world around me by this horrible screaming sound from the chicken coop. Not the best way to wake up as you walk...
I ran to the coop and fumbled with trying to get the door open - we had snow again in the night and the lock froze a bit. The sounds coming from behind the doors sent shivers through me. MY POOR GIRLS - what in the world is going on in there??
I got the door finally open and most of the hens where still on the night perch but there was one hen pacing back and forth in front of the nesting box. I went to her, picked her up to calm her and there in the nest was an egg. Normally they are not laying to early so I picked it up and just gasped...

OH MY GOSH - My Butt HURTS FOR HER!!! I checked her vent to make sure she did not rip something... She was fine from what I can tell but being a Mother I know HOW MUCH THIS MUST HAVE HURT.. Poor Sweet One.

So I brought it in and tried to show the difference in eggs. It is not only twice the size but it is long and oval. After breaking it open there are two full size eggs inside. Normally if there is doubles they are smaller but these are full sized. WOW!! She worked very hard for this egg and I will have to find something special to make with these .
What would you make with such a special yet painful gift???

5 comments:

ROCKbrarbe said...

mmm fried eggs...
I´m going to eat something

Have nice day
http://rock-brarbe.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

I bet your goats said "That aint nothing, try pushing 3 kids out".

larkspur funny farm said...

Jane your so right - but if you are considering the size of the body and what came out I still think the hen had it worse... Still looking for ideas on what to make with them. They are in the frig awaiting inspiration.

larkspur funny farm said...

I finally picked the perfect recipe - I made chocolate mint cookies.. They are tummy yummy great!!

Brenda Courtney Larson said...

Wow! We haven't seen anything like that from our chickens yet!
Those are some big eggs!