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Whacky egg happenings 
5th-May-2014 07:55 pm

Apparently springtime is the time in which young chickens' fancies turn to thoughts of ... freaking out their novice owners.

Last week, as a counterpoint to the giant pink egg, I got a tiny little white one. But when I broke the white one open, it was full of a gigantic yolk and almost no white. It tasted fine, though.

Here, have some pictures.

The yolk at the top is from the smaller egg.

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6th-May-2014 01:26 am (UTC)
I admit- I lol'd! :D
6th-May-2014 02:21 am (UTC)
It's called a "wind egg" or a "pullet egg". They're common with young hens, I'm told. As long as they don't happen often they aren't a big deal.
6th-May-2014 10:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info! I've only gotten one in about 250 eggs, so I'm willing to say that it's not common.

Edited at 2014-05-06 07:30 pm (UTC)
6th-May-2014 05:38 am (UTC)
gotten any doubleyolk eggs yet ? A little while back (likely on fb) I learned from feste_sylvain that novice chickens often lay them - 3 of the first 5 in one carton were double.
6th-May-2014 10:36 am (UTC)
No, no doubles. Weird sizes and some missing the shells, but no doubles.
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