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:

    […] I teased about some­thing incred­i­ble you need to see. Here it is. A record-breaking egg here at […]

  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!

Garden and food writer Robin Ripley is co-author of Grocery Gardening. Her new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers, is now available 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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