Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Last Laugh

I am guilty of letting the demands of farm life, family and fun take precedence over blogging the last two weeks...what an incredibly busy and productive time it's been. I have lots to share, but first things first.I need to post a follow up from the April Fool's day post where I planted some fake eggs in the nesting boxes. The fake eggs eventually have been accepted once again and the girls have been putting out a steady stream of good sized eggs for us to enjoy. There were several extremely large eggs in the last week...the first pictured above. This morning, I cracked two of them into the pan, fully expecting double yolks, but was totally surprised to find a completely formed tiny egg, shell fully intact, along with a double yolk, inside one of the big eggs. This is a first!!

6 comments:

Clare said...

that is truely amazing, Sue!!

Aunt Jenny said...

Whoa..that is sure wierd!! My little banties are laying really well again now..I think they heard about the new chicks coming on the 27th!! Anyway...I am lucky to get large eggs now and then from the oldest ones..most of mine are medium. When I see an egg that big now I am amazed. For the past 7 years we have just had the little biddies.
I do have one hen that lays teeny eggs the size of a bird egg...with only a tiny dot of yolk...now and then. I started saving them to dry and have a little basket full of them now..they dry all by themselves and are sure cute.
I used to have a few wooden fake eggs and they worked out really well. My hens now are so good to lay all in one place and so I havn't had to use the fake ones (so far...knocking on wood)
Have a great week!!

Jen Stradling said...

WOW! That is the craziest thing I've ever seen!!!

Hildie said...

Ouchie.

Heather Feather said...

I had to come see it to believe it! What kind of chicken farm are you running over there? LOve it XOXO

Erica said...

Now that is crazy lol! But very neat, I need to show the kids in the mourning.

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