|Average-sized egg on the left. |
Anyone want to guess how many yokes in the big one?**
Of all the Things I get to do today, weighing and measuring this BIG chicken egg is definitely the most curious. The enormous egg weighed in at three ounces while the average is only two. Hens aren't that heavy themselves, and packing this dude around while it was in the making must have caused a case of heavy butt.
Further deduction tells me it came from Lena Horne Hen; she eased the giant into the nest first thing this morning. Smart hen: I wouldn't want to carry it all day myself.
*Dave Barry fans will recognize his frequently-used disclaimer.
**Note added 2/29/12: This giant yielded two full-sized yokes.