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Friday, March 27, 2015

Giant Eggs

I love to go to collect eggs and find an egg from each hen I have. Of course, I only have two hens, so two eggs sitting close in the next thrills me.

Today, when I fed the hens, Thelma was on the nest and Maggie May was directly in front of the opening where Thelma sat. She just stood there very still, just looking at Thelma as if to say, "Hurry up! I have an egg coming, NOW!"

Later, when I let them out, I checked for eggs. There they were, two perfect orbs. But, today Maggie May's tiny egg was larger than Thelma's usual gigantic egg. I think I let out a little squeal.

Maggie May is very large, larger than Thelma. Maggie May's eggs were very small until today. Now, in one day, she has surpassed what I thought she was capable of producing. Since her eggs had been small for so many months, I just figured she would never produce larger eggs.

I wish I could post a picture of the eggs!

I cannot believe we are going to have a freeze tonight.

Your turn
Do your hens produce very large eggs or just store size eggs? How long did it take the hen to produce larger eggs after she started laying? If you don't have hens, when are you going to get hens?


  1. I'm wondering if I could talk the city into having a chicken farm for the locals.??? hmmm

    1. J,
      You mean like a community garden? I read about such a thing in AU.

  2. I've never had an egg THAT fresh and I can only imagine the yolk must stand up higher than those flat yolks from the store.

  3. lotta joy
    Yes, the yolks are high and orange since my hens eat grass. If I do not intend to let them out to free range, the get green salad or some green grass from the yard. Okay, green weeds in the winter. If I were nearer, you would get some fresh eggs for your amazement and your health.


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