The Mutant Jumbo Egg

My one Isa Brown hen lays a jumbo egg every single day. I have been mulling over trying to hatch a few of them to grow my own flock of Isa’s. I have noticed lately that her eggshells are getting weirder and weirder, though. Maybe her genetic makeup is not as great as I was thinking?20160804_091226

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Hobby farmer living at Bluestem Pond in Michigan.
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8 Responses to The Mutant Jumbo Egg

  1. Patsy Porco says:

    Is that a real egg?

  2. bluestempond says:

    It tasted like any jumbo egg. Nothing unusual.

  3. Ann Coleman says:

    That is a VERY unusual looking egg! I wonder why the shell looks like that?

  4. bluestempond says:

    That makes two of us.

  5. It’s ‘body checked’. It can mean a stressed hen but perfectly ok to eat. They do look weird though don’t they?

  6. bluestempond says:

    Oh, that’s interesting! I’ve started returning empty eggshells (crunched up) to the coop answer they gobble them up.

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