It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Poor girl . . she obviously had a problem with this egg.  It kinda reminds me of what happens when I try to sew curves.  Puckers, tucks, uneven stitches.  Even though the egg doesn’t have stitches, it kinda looks like stitches around there.  Doesn’t it look like she had to insert a piece to close up a hole?


I hope she didn’t look at the finished product because . . well, I’m no professional judge of egg beauty but this is was one ugly egg!  Besides the fact that it isn’t anywhere near shaped right . .


It looks like it has egg shell acne!  Even though I love 6 of my chickens equally, 2 I’m starting to love, 2 I just don’t like at all . . I do not like this egg.  I cracked it as soon as I came in with it to see what the inside looked like.  The inside was perfect!  Just goes to show you that you can’t judge a book by its cover, right?

And, you wondered what we’d talk about once the coop was finished!



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    Bobbie says

    I have never seen the like ! I bet that was hard for her to lay-I hope it just was a “one time deal” for her sake. Hugs, Bobbie

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    Gwynette says

    Egg shells are calcium and sometimes the calcium deposits in weird places in weird ways. We got an egg one time that looked like it ‘rippled’ through water as she laid it. Another egg had swirls on it. You egg journey is just beginning. The eggs that we buy are so culled and inspected, that we’ll never see a really deformed egg at the supermarket.

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    Diane says

    You crack me up! I NEVER wondered what we would talk about after the coop! I have faith in you. You have so much to share and I need the laughs. 🙂

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    Julie says

    Judy: I love your chicken/egg stories – and all the other things you share with us. The new kitty – DP, will be fun for you. Your rat will be leaving the premises thanks to the new family member. Thanks for sharing your life with us – you definitely have more excitement in your life than I have in mine! Your blog is a MUST read first thing every time I sit at the computer! And, I love the recipes and the “quilty” things!

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    Have we seen that quilt?

    What about the inside of an egg… Have you had a double yolker yet? Do you candle them – probably not you are out there while the eggs are still warm!

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    pdudgeon says

    i agree—see all the fun the rest of us miss because we buy store-bought eggs? who ever knew, right?

    and yea, can you turn the quilt over and give us a peek?

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    Anita Estes says


    You ever wondered what the chickens think the first time they lay an egg? Maybe its…. Whooop! What the heck was that?

    Hmm…. maybe that’s why they cackle so much after laying an egg?

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      Carol says

      While Judy was comparing the size of the eggs, I was thinking “Which would I rather lay, a 1.3 oz egg or the 2.8 ouncer? ” Hmmmm.

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    Julie in the Barn says

    You are such a clever girl to tie an egg story to quilting and making false judgements. And you claim your posts aren’t about “heavy” subjects, pah. You are practically a female Will Rodgers, making us laugh while making a subtle point. Love your posts!

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    Carla says

    No Judy
    That’s “Don’t judge an egg by it’s shell” LOL
    I think the chickens want to keep you on your toes.


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    CindyC says

    I love chicken stories. I got an egg like that one time. I have also received a “rubber” egg. The shell never got hard. Figure it was the first ever egg for the chicken. I’ve also gotten an egg that was like sandpaper all over, and as someone else mentioned a double yolk once in a while.
    Chickens are fun and easy, once you get past the baby chick stage and they get outside!