Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Surprise in the Nesting Box...

When I gather eggs each day,
I'm used to seeing differences in the eggs.
I don't know which chicken lays which type of egg,
but in the bunch
there is usually one on the smallish size,
one or  two large dark brown,
one paler brown,
and one very light brown.

Well, today I gathered 5 eggs...
And one of them was QUITE A BIT different from the others!

The egg in the middle is my typical average sized egg.
The egg on the right is from the chicken that lays the smallish eggs.
And the egg on the left is today's surprise!

The carton wouldn't even close! ;-)

I'm not sure when I will crack it...
but I'm thinking it might be a double yolk!


Giggles said...

My Mom always liked the double yolk ones! When I saw your title I thought that you had found a sneaky snake. Glad you didn't.

Kerri said...

It's amazing.... the difference in size! I've collected a few from this flock so far. We don't get them often, but when we do we can't believe the difference in size! We are experimenting with hatching our own chickens this spring. Due to our weather, I'm waiting till May first to let them set.

Mrs. H. said...

Giggles, I am glad it was a pleasant surprise. :-)

Kerri, that is so exciting!