Yes, that's one big egg. We weighed it, and it's about 60% bigger than its neighbours. Ouch.
When we cracked it open we found another surprise...
Two yolks! That's one talented (and tired) hen.
For those of you even newer to the egg laying business than we are, here are some answers to questions we have been asked lately.
Q: Do you need a rooster to get eggs?
A: Nope. You only need a rooster if you want baby chicks.
Q: Does each hen get her own nest box?
A: Nope. You need about one box for every four hens.
Q: Does a hen lay an egg every day?
A: Nope. It depends on the age of the hen and the season, but our nine hens should be giving us about six eggs a day.
Q: Are you eating all those eggs?!
A: Nope. We're eating more eggs than we used to, but the plan is to sell the extras. Kim just sold her first dozen.