We found quite the surprise in the hen house yesterday – one whopping big egg! When you compare this big egg, to the regulars, you can see something is different. So I checked the egg on the scale –it registered off the charts BIG! Beyond extra large – XXL.
I strongly suspected a double yolk might be inside, and of course, there was a double yolk! This made me wonder if it is possible for twin chicks to hatch from a fertilized egg. Twins run in my family and my husband’s family. So it seems right that we should have a hen that lays double yolk eggs occasionally. Double yolk eggs occur 1/1000 eggs laid. So, I guess it might be a while before this novelty re-occurs in my urban hen house.
We’ll scramble this egg up for breakfast tomorrow! It’s a good thing I like the yolks better than the whites!