Friday, March 1, 2013

What comes after "mutant"?

Way back when, one of my hens laid an enormous egg. Of course I had to blog about it 
because this is what passes for entertainment in the middle of nowhere.

I did my research and determined that my mutant egg was a full 20% heavier than an official USDA jumbo egg.


Well guess what...
 


One of my hens has outdone herself. I hereby declare a new USDA classification: Gargantuan.
 


Weighing in at a whopping 3-5/8 ounces, this specimen is a full 20.8% heavier than the previous record-breaking mutant.
I don't know about you, but I'm impressed.



I have no clue as to which of my girls is responsible.



I do know that it just about filled my not-so-dainty hand and was an extra tasty double-yolker.


26 comments:

  1. I'd be looking over my shoulder for an emu if I were you!

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  2. Twins! And OUCH!, that had to hurt!

    I get my eggs from a guy a work, and it's funny to look in the carton. They come in a wide range of sizes every time!

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  3. Are you sure there's not a duck hiding in the hen house? Wowzer!

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  4. By Golly! I'd say that is most definitely blog worthy. One time, many moons ago, I got a quadroople yolker! I even have the picture to prove it.... somewhere. And I was the self proclaimed Chicken Queen of Owyhee County. Even had a Chicken Queen hat though it wasn't exactly royal looking..... (0;

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  5. Estella from Co.3/1/13, 5:28 AM

    Personally, I hurt just thinking about it. That is one heck of a big egg. Next you'll show us that you put a video camera out there to video the "BIG MOMMA", in action. Hugs

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  6. Holy Mother of Yolks! That's enormous!
    Any of the girls walking funny? ;)

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  7. wow, i am thinking which ever hen laid this egg might have said OUCH....

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  8. Waouh! I love the name of your new egg category!! plus double yok, this is amazing - you have the only super duper hens in the country! must be all your TLC tender loving care!

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  9. Look for the hen that is wobbling and bowlegged!!!! That must have hurt!!!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  10. jone in AZ3/1/13, 6:20 AM

    Duck, duck, GOOSE!

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  11. Nancy in NC3/1/13, 6:33 AM

    Double yokers are always a welcome surprise in my house! Gotta love 'em.

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  12. MMmmmmm omlets ;-) and ouch ;p

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  13. I'm loving the idea of a webcam in the henhouse.

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  14. Ouch from me too. How does that thing get out? Have you measured the diameter?

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  15. My girls would lay double-yokers when they first started laying but none after that.....what a fun treat and I'm sure that didn't feel good coming out! Betsy

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  16. Now I'm hungry. Sounds like it's never a dull day in the middle of nowhere.

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  17. Thanks so much for posting daily. I look at your blog first thing in the morning and you never cease to amaze and amuse me every time.
    I don't often comment, but just wanted you to know you lift my spirits. Thank You

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  18. If you figure out who dunnit you can name her Gargantu-hen.
    Love your posts... :)))))

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  19. Love the double-yolkers!

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  20. That makes one mighty big one-egg-omelette! Poor hen.

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  21. Whoever did it would be pleased to hear all the "clucking" about it in the comments.
    I'm also impressed with your math skills. :)

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  22. It doesn't take much to make me wonder about things and this egg did it. I discovered that a hen in Cuba laid an egg weighing 180 grams, or 6.35 oz. Not being convinced I had found the largest chicken egg, I went back to my search results and found that there is a recorded egg weighing almost 12 oz. and was over 12 inches around. The web site didn't say if the chicken survived that one! I wonder, too, what your hens have been eating these days to produce such a gargantuan egg. Diet has to influence egg size. How many spiders, mice or birds would it take?

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  23. Maybe its a rooster that just finds goodies for certain hens. It might be chicken romance or you know, something like that.

    Cheers,
    Jo

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