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By ducky

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just a quick note – went out to feed the hens this morning and found Penny had laid the most huge egg – it weighed in at just on 4oz.

Poor hen … athough Im hoping it may be a double yolker.

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Egg - cellent :o)

6 Mar, 2009

 

It probably has two yolks. What will you do with it? Omelette?

6 Mar, 2009

 

Im very egg-cited , yes I think I will make it into a souffle omelette for breakfast tomorrow with chives, parsley and a bit of chilli

6 Mar, 2009

 

:/ Poor Penny ! Great Egg all the same :)

6 Mar, 2009

 

Ouch indeed, Penny but what a 'cracking' egg!
Enjoy your breakfast Ducky.

6 Mar, 2009

 

What a size to have to part with.

6 Mar, 2009

 

Oooo....poor Penny. Maybe she had an affair with an ostrich??
Enjoy!

6 Mar, 2009

 

Now that is big ! I wonder if she'll lay more like that .

6 Mar, 2009

 

Better than an oblong one! Now that really would be 'OUCH!' lol.

6 Mar, 2009

 

You been feeding her on spinach....

6 Mar, 2009

 

Who was it said 'go to work on an egg'? You certainly could on that one - well done Penny.

6 Mar, 2009

 

Enjoy your "egg" stra special egg ! Hope Penny is ok !

6 Mar, 2009

 

What a giggle! I now have a mental picture of a hen walking in a very strange fashion and sitting down as much as possible!

7 Mar, 2009

 

Oh lord Penny...that is maybe a triple yolker or a very big chick would have emerged from that one...goodness..she is a keeper for sure if she lays beauty's like that..does she often lay large eggs? What sort of chicken is she..? we now need to see her next to her egg...please..lol

7 Mar, 2009

 

Well, I ate the egg - it was a double yolker with two huge yolks - it was delicious.
Penny is a standard 'rhodestar' hybrid layer - I havnt managed to get a photo of her yet as she wont stay still!

I think the double yolk was a one off as she has only just started laying.

9 Mar, 2009

 

wow thats a big egg!!! i used to get eggs from a lady who worked with hubby they were beautiful eggs and often got a double yolker, apparently young hens lay double yolkers? Pullets are they?

9 Mar, 2009

 

Eggstraordinary that must have been no yolk to lay that one!

9 Mar, 2009

 

You are right Sewingkilla, young hens are called pullets and hopefully in a week or so my two Speckeldys' will also start laying - so maybe more double yolkers !!

10 Mar, 2009

 

Has she given you anymore big ones since that? LOL..hard workin gal that she is...

10 Mar, 2009

 

No more whoppers so far Cat , double ones are a rare treat.

10 Mar, 2009

 

Some hens lay then regularly..a friend of mine used to give me cartons of eggs and most all of them were doubles..it was just the way the hen layed them...

10 Mar, 2009

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