Friday, May 19, 2006

The Giant Blue Egg

Look what one of my hens gave me on Tuesday! This giant blue egg. To give you an idea of the size of this thing, I photographed "the Giant" next to a normal - but "jumbo" size egg on the left - that's what the hens usually give me. The egg on the right with the pointy tip is from one of my guinea hens. They have incredibly hard shells that you practically have to sledge hammer to open. Guinea eggs taste the same as hen's eggs - they are usually much more orange in color though. When I first starting getting guinea eggs, I wasn't so sure about eating them. But then, I heaved myself over my NJ roots and said "what the heck."

I wonder which brave little chicken pushed that thing out - it had to be painful. I put it on the scale and it weighs 125 grams - in yarn terms - 2 1/2 skeins of Julia Wool/Mohair/Alpaca! Wow!
It must be a double yolker - or maybe a triple yolker. I don't have the nerve to eat it. Maybe someone has an idea what I can do with it!


sereknitty72 said...

You could blow it out and save the egg for posterity! Or just let it harden up--I've done that with duck eggs and they don't smell but I leave them outside anyway for awhile. It would be a good egg for scrambling!

Annie said...

Wow, that's amazing yet creepy at the same time. I wonder what caused such a huge egg? The colors of the eggs are beautiful- do they have a blue-ish tint?

Anonymous said...

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Kristin said...

Yes, the eggs are blue - they are from my aracauna chickens. They aren't nearly as blue as robin's eggs - more of a faded blue.

I think the hen "super-ovulated" - probably something like having twins or triplets.