Our hens lay a beau­ti­ful vari­ety of eggs. The col­ors range from white to cream to brown to green to blue. The color is entirely depen­dent on the kind of chicken. The Pol­ish hens lay the small­est eggs in creamy white and beige. The Easter Egg chick­ens lay medium sized eggs in green to blue hues. The Red Star and Black Star hens, bred for pro­duc­tion, lay brown eggs. And they can really push out some mon­ster eggs!

Until yes­ter­day the largest egg I both­ered to mea­sure was 95 grams. Yes­ter­day, one of the hens pushed out a 98 gram egg. To put that in per­spec­tive, think about the jumbo sized eggs you can buy at the gro­cery store. They are only about 71 grams.  This egg was a full 27 grams larger than a jumbo egg.

You know what I say? Poor hen! It’s no won­der I hear honk­ing and yelling from the coop. That’s gotta hurt!

Robin
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Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, will be released later in 2014 from Taunton Press.

Bumblebee is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens. She also blogs about food and chickens at Eggs & Chickens. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. Thank you for visiting.

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