Saturday, 31 August 2013

Are The Chickens Pulling My Leg?

Here are the eggs I gathered. ~

The middle one is my usual extra large size that the girls regularly give me.

The one on the far left is almost the size of goose egg!  Now who could have laid that monster?  Gertie is a regular as rain layer of normal eggs.  It's her job and she gets it done with very little fuss and bother.

But, I must confess I have been covering up for Dizzy Lizzy.  She's never been known to lay an egg since she came here and my sister doesn't think she ever did when she lived at her house.  She was just a kind of cranky, none too bright, doesn't earn her keep chicken.

After the two new hens moved in, she must have been feeling the pressure.  Yup, she laid that behemoth egg and she's been laying one that big ever since. ~

I never did find out who laid this sorry offering. ~

These little, yolkless efforts are often called fart eggs.  Hey, I didn't make the term up!  Since a chicken has several eggs in various states of development inside her, these unformed ones sometimes slip through. Or out, as the case may be.

The huge egg won't fit in a regular egg cup.~

I have to be a little inventive with this one.  A candle holder, maybe?

The chicken world is a great mirror of our own lives.  There are overachievers and underachievers, steady as a rock reliable ones and some that only perform well under pressure.  To be honest, I belong to the last category, so I should be a little kinder to poor Dizzy Lizzy.

Stay tuned to find out all about chicken PMS!