I don’t know what these chickens are trying to pull.
A couple of weeks ago we gathered a giant blue egg from the coop.
Now, back when the girls first started to lay we would often get double-yolked eggs as their reproductive systems got going full throttle, but that hadn’t happened in some time. We put the egg away and forgot about it for several days, until I determined an egg sandwich would make the perfect lunch.
Oh, how I wish – looking back – that I’d taken a photo of the egg before cracking it, but this will just have to do:
That yolk is nearly 1.75” across.
That’s a big friggin’ yolk. I have to wonder what kind of hulking chicken we’d have ended up with if Clyde were still around and this pup were fertilized.
Shortly thereafter, we collected a tiny egg from the coop. This egg, in fact, is the smallest egg we have ever collected from the girls. Here is a photo of it next to a regular-sized egg, for comparison:
We haven’t popped that one open yet – I’m interested to know just what’s going on inside.
So as I said, I don’t know what these chickens are trying to pull, but I think this one is probably the ringleader, seeing as how she doesn’t like to follow fencing rules: