Once all the girls were laying the same sized eggs we were amazed by the variety in their shapes. Check these out. The long skinny ones are the most grin-inducing, but they do make it hard to close the egg carton.
About a week ago one of our poor hens laid a honkin' huge egg. Here is the shell compared with a normal egg. The size discrepancy makes the normal egg look like a pee-wee!
Out of those two eggs came this deliciousness:
Yup, that's right. That ginormous one housed two yolks, twice the best part (in my opinion). When I was growing up we just called them "double yolkers". The kids were very excited. I cooked them sunny-side up and served them to the kiddos, the double yolker to BuggaBoo and the singleton to Doozer. And, as usual, they both ate their favorite parts.
|Doozer's egg. Notice missing yolk.|
|BuggaBoo's egg. Notice missing white.|
They're always like this. This morning I had a saute of bacon ends, mushrooms, onion, sweet potatoes, and chard for breakfast. Like birds the kids picked from my plate; BuggaBoo sticking to the veggies and Doozer consuming the bacon (the fattier the better).
How did that ditty go again?
Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His sister could eat no lean...
Anyways, get some chickens. They always give you something to look forward to.