Monday, August 20, 2012


One of these things is not like the others, some of these things are kind of the same....

Maybe this image will help you see it...

 Or maybe this one...

Yes, that is an egg that weighs more than 3 ounces.  It's HUGE.  The egg carton won't close, not even a little bit.

Somebody is an over-achiever out there in the coop.  We haven't cracked it open yet.  It most likely will have two yolks.  I'll report back when we do crack into it.  (Tee hee.)

And here is one more picture.  I just think it's kind of neat.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


How do you like our new egg-collecting basket?
We thought ten was impressive.

Yesterday, August 1, marked the beginning of week five for the girls as layers.  They began laying on Wednesday, July 4.

To celebrate their one month anniversary as BIG GIRLS, each and every one of them laid an egg.

That's right, we collected eleven eggs yesterday.  They ranged in size from medium to jumbo.  All were beautiful and unique.
Notice how some are more pointy, some more oval.  Some are light, some dark.  Some have speckles, some do not!

Weekly Stats:
Week 1: 10 eggs
Week 2: 27 eggs
Week 3: 50 eggs
Week 4: 63 eggs
Week 5: 11 (with just one day reporting)

Egg size also continues to rise.  We haven't had a pee wee egg (1.25 oz) since week 2.  Only five smalls (1.5) oz. in week 4. We had eleven large eggs (2 oz) in week 4, up from five in week 3. On the first day of week 5, we got three larges and a jumbo (2.5 oz)!

Got all that?  Bottom line is, our girls ROCK!