The Giant Egg

A couple of days ago I went out to the chicken coop to gather eggs and found a giant egg. It was twice the usual size. From the color and shape I think it is Prudence’s egg, though I did not see her lay it. It was very impressive.

Here it is next to a “regular” egg.
Prudence is my “foodie” hen. She is always first to try new foods and she makes sure she gets her share,and maybe a little bit more, of all treats.

She has been known to peck anyone, especially poor Beatrix, who gets in her way.
I do not know if that is why she laid such a big egg. But she is a very healthy girl.

So today, I choose Prudence’s giant egg for my breakfast.

Curious, I decided to crack it into a bowl before cooking it….

As I suspected, it was a double yolk egg. Twins!

Isn’t it beautiful?

It was so big it overflowed the bagel! But it was delicious! Yum!

Thanks Prudence!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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7 Responses to The Giant Egg

  1. I haven’t had a double yolk in ages. I’ve read it’s something a lot of chickens do when they’re young and then the get old and boring 😦 Oh well, I’m not complaining, it was fun while it lasted. Enjoy the fruits and fun of Prudence’s labour!

  2. Just beautiful, and a double yoker as we thought!!

  3. wspines says:

    Oh how wonderful, She will probably do that occasionally for the rest of her laying days. I do enjoy getting them.

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