Monday, September 27, 2010

Tuesdays' Show & Tail - Strange and Woeful Eggs

It's been a while, but I'm joining in the party at West Virginia's Treasures for Tuesdays' Show & Tail.  Anyone can join in with a post about a pet or animal, so come on and sign in to the party!  Click HERE to be transported to the link-up!
Of course I must post something a little henny today - and if you are a chicken owner, you must have seen eggs like these at one time or another.  Young pullets often lay some S-t-r-a-n-g-e eggs!  Among them can be found 'double yolker' eggs.  They are larger than normal eggs and some have even contained as many as 3 yolks!  What a breakfast for a lumberjack!  Crack one egg and you have a huge meal!
Shell-less egg
I've had some young hens lay eggs with NO shell.  Just a membrane, with the white and yolk intact.

How about an egg with NO YOLK?  My old hen (who has since passed on to Glory Land) laid what I'd call "blank eggs" near the end.  They were smaller than the eggs she'd normally lay, but only the white inside - no yolks.  Maybe I could have marketed them for no cholesterol eggs, straight from the hen?  Coulda made a ton of money, I bet!
My young hens have laid eggs with a whirling shaped shell, too!  Looks like someone whipped up the calcium as it was coming out of the hen's chute!  Or, a wrinkled egg?  Goodness - those are a wondrous sight to behold!  
Egg within an egg
And, the strangest egg of all - the egg WITHIN an egg!  No one knows exactly why these things occur, but they are Odd but TRUE Eggs!

Have an EGG-zemplary day -
the ChickenWrangler


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Eeeewwww~strange things coming out of your hen's hineys Monica!!

Angela said...

Now that is interesting Chicken Wrangler! I've never seen anything like that! Gotta love Corgidogmama's comment! hehehe

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

Becky K. said...

We have not seen all of these things...but occasionally we get something very interesting. Your hens give you very interesting eggs.

Becky K.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! your layers sure entertain you on an early morning gathering! Our hens NEVER gave up an egg inside an egg! How interesting.

Grandpa said...


I wonder if my bald-necked chicks

will EVER lay eggs!(?)

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say that you have found some amazing things.

Can you eat all those different kinds of eggs?


ocmist said...

My Dad had chickens all the time he was alive and I remember some double yokers and some with just the membrane without the shell, but we never had either of the other kind! Some of them did have some weird looking shells to. It's interesting what a hen will put out! Thanks for sharing. It brought back some memories! Grammy from Corgi Country

varunner said...

We've had some of those shellless eggs, but never an egg within an egg! cool! We do have one chicken (we call her Buddha chicken) who lays double yolkers.

Kim said...

Hi, thanks for finding my blog and leading me to yours.
Wow, those are some strange eggs! When I'm making breakfast and find a double yolker - its just like winning the lottery! LOL
I'll be announcing my giveaway in a couple of days so check back in. :)

Rose said...

thanks for the photos. learning still new info. i'll mention to hubby re fence thanks rose

Jane said...

Cool looking eggs. I think I am slowly but surely becoming a virtual chicken expert! Or should that be eggspert?? Hah, I made a really bad joke there!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Monica Sweetie...
I see something new and interesting every time I pop over to say hi. I have never seen a shell-less egg. I have seen a double yoker, but not three. Wonder what that egg would weigh? Wow that would be one egg for hubby as he likes 3 soft eggs.

An egg within an egg? Oh my gosh. I love to come and learn more each day. Love the girls.

Please stop by and say hi. I have posted a little post about you. I so enjoy visiting here, I decided to share you on my blog. You may get a few visitors sweetie.

Hope you have a beautiful Wednesday. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I came over to visit you from Sherry. I loved your post about all the strange eggs. I have friends who just got a few hens and I like to visit them and of course enjoy their eggs.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Wow a egg within a egg I've never seen....I have seen the disformed shells of eggs and I have never opened one that didn't have a yolk in it...very interesting. God Bless Trish

Seizing My Day said...

That was fun!! Can we visit for a field trip??! ;) OK... trick question I ask my daughter all the time.. which came first the chicken or the egg? I always tell her the chicken of course, God did not say he made eggs!! But He did make the amazing creatures who lay them! ;)

Marydon said...

G'morn ... my sis Sherry sent me over. I don't know why she's been keeping you under wraps from me ... chuckle! I'll be back to enjoy you more when we return.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Oklahoma Granny said...

Just dropped by from Sherry's place. Can't stay long but you have a wonderful blog. I'll be back soon!

Sandy said...

Hi, I came over from Sherry's blog in Arizona, this is so neat! How egg within an egg, can you imagine how that had to feel coming out???? LOL I really love your site! Sandy in AZ

bj said...

Oh, dear...I have a hard time eating eggs as it is..I eat very very few.

Same with chicken...can't think about them when eating...I am such a titty baby..:))