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!

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15 Responses to “Record-Breaking Egg–Poor Hen!”

  1. Bumblebee Blog » Blog Archive » Sidebar Note 5.22.2010 Says:

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  2. Topiary Lady Says:

    Robin that is the biggest egg I have ever seen! Wow. That lit­tle hen needs a spe­cial achieve­ment award. Do you know which one laid that lit­tle omelet? Give her some extra treats! : )

  3. Carol Says:

    Wow, that’s a big egg. It reminds me that my sister’s 2nd baby was 11 lbs, 2 oz. She deserved a prize, too.

  4. TS Says:

    Jeez!!!! That’s a lot of egg! I think that one deserves to hatch, just to see how big the chick will be.
    .-= TS´s last blog ..A beau­ti­ful end =-.

  5. Lisa Says:

    Wowie. Your poor lit­tle hen!

  6. Amy@Green Gardenista Says:

    That’s the size of a goose egg! What are you feed­ing them? Poor girl.

  7. Jenny Says:

    OMG that’s huge! what are you feed­ing her?

  8. Pauline Says:

    Hi, I have just col­lected an egg from te nest box of my hens. It weighs just over 5 ounces or 150 gms (approx, it’s 4 inches long and almost 7 inches round. I accused my bet­ter half of putting a goose egg in the box but as we haven’t any geese I believe him when he denies this. Its quite incredible


    That looks bru­tal.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Sat­ur­day in the Gar­den =-.

  10. Natalie Says:

    POOR HEN INDEED! :) Fun­nily enough, one of our hens laid a record-setter yes­ter­day (116 grams.) They have been lay­ing since last Novem­ber and we hadn’t got­ten a whop­per for awhile.

    I would love some Pol­ish hens. Love your blog!

  11. Layanee Says:

    That is a Big One! Is she walk­ing funny today? Oh, love your rus­tic trellis.

  12. Shannon Says:

    Wow, that is one big egg.…
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Freshly Har­vested Gar­lic =-.

  13. Diane Says:

    Lovely blog! We have had Dominique chick­ens but finally the wild crit­ters got them all. This year I orderd Cochin ban­tams. I don’t think we will get very big eggs but they are the cutest lit­tle chick­ens in the world so who cares about the eggs, right? My hus­band didn’t get it until we started let­ting them out in the yard. They are just adorable to watch with all their fluffi­ness. Adding you to my favorite blogs!

    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Straw Bale Gar­den­ing =-.

  14. Kylee from Our Little Acre Says:

    Wow. Just wow.
    .-= Kylee from Our Lit­tle Acre´s last blog ..Seed GROW Project Update: First Blooms! =-.

  15. meemsnyc Says:

    Wowser, that is a big egg! Giant!