Emu dressed as chicken

It’s the only explanation.

My Girls are still young, and I wouldn’t normally expect Extra Large (60g) eggs from chooks until their second year. However, they’re regularly producing eggs in the Large to Extra Large range, which I feel indicates they are well-fed and contented.

However, I think there’s an interloper in the flock.

It HAS to be an emu. It’s the only explanation.

Below, an Extra Large egg, at 59g/2oz.  Above… well, on its own, it weighed 110g/nearly 4oz. Ouch.

The Husband and I will be squabbling over who gets this one for breakfast – it’s clearly a double-yolker. I have yet to discover which of the Girls offered up this monster. I only know it’s not Lacey, who lays more petite darker brown eggs. I have my suspicions, and Peachy is top of the list…

I’ll be keeping an eye on that girl.

37 thoughts on “Emu dressed as chicken

  1. claire93 says:

    definitely a double yolker ^^

  2. manicmumdays says:

    I say she who collects it eats it 😁 (… Hoping John wasn’t the collector and I’m actually helping haha!)

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    Emu is the only explanation!

    • katechiconi says:

      Particularly as none of the Girls has been going around with their legs crossed! It’s a seriously ginormous egg and must have been rather trying to lay…

  4. Triplets? Is that even possible?

    • katechiconi says:

      It takes a hen 26 hours to put an egg together. Sometimes things slow down, and you get one egg with two lots of innards, but I’m pretty sure it’d never slow down enough for 3 yolks.

      • Things I didn’t know…and pretty basic, too, I should have! Especially since I eat them 🙂 Someone Else did the grocery shopping the other day and came home with what he said were flamingo eggs. I wasn’t really paying attention but did have the fleeting thought that they sounded more like a delicacy than ordinary chicken eggs. I decided I didn’t want to eat them, but today the subject came up – apparently the Flamingo part is the name of the free-range chicken farm where they came from. Boy, did I feel stupid.

      • katechiconi says:

        I have found that there’s not an enormous difference in flavour between eggs, and I’ve tried a few, including a couple of exotics. I would have been startled at the notion of flamingo eggs, too, and don’t think it was a stupid assumption at all.

  5. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I bet that hurt!

  6. Wow, Kate. Isn’t that a mystery?

  7. That’s gotta hurt 😊
    Meanwhile I’m watching Cinderella with my girls at the Regent Theatre 🎭

  8. Three of my four babies were huge — close to or over 10 lbs/4.5k. My sympathies for the hen in this story.

  9. Oh my goodness!!!! They are clearing happy chooks. You are a good mom to them.

    • katechiconi says:

      I like to think so, and this massive effort seems to back that up. I had it for breakfast, poached, on buttered toast. A double-yolker, as suspected, and it was delicious!

  10. magpiesue says:

    Wow! You’ll have to tell us whether the flavor was significantly different from the other eggs – you know, just in case. 😉

  11. Double yolkers, and I imagine double delicious… very good chookies indeed.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Extra treats for Peachey! And all the girls, just in case!

  13. Debbierose says:

    Whopper for sure whuch one of your girls isn’t walking well may indicate the wonderHen

  14. Emmely says:

    Wow, that is huge!!!

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