Just when you thought they couldn't get any bigger...
My chickens are notorious for laying record-breaking eggs in the spring,
and this year is no exception.
In 2011, "mutant" was added to the USDA weight classes for consumer grade shell eggs.
In 2013, "gargantuan" broke that record by 21%.
Then along came "freak of nature" in 2015.
Here is the 2016 entry, courtesy of Mrs. Hughes.
What shall we call this one?
Double whopper? Big-ass egg?
It beat last year's record by a quarter of an ounce.
For scientific comparison, the average egg in these parts weighs 2-1/4 ounces.
I have a theory about why spring is the season for record-breaking eggs.
It has to do with the end of cold winter nights and
a certain feral beast emerging from his cozy bed
with a renewed interest in hunting and providing for his family.
It's all about the extra protein in their diet.