The chickens are still new enough for me that I check for eggs a dozen times a day. I’m still waiting for a blue or green egg from the Ameraucanas and either they aren’t laying or they’re laying brown eggs. Yesterday morning I went out to check eggs and two hens were in the laying boxes. I have three boxes and only the middle one was without a hen. I didn’t want to disturb the two who were laying so I walked away without checking for eggs. By the time I got back out there, I had 2 eggs in each box, for a total of 6 big brown eggs. I’ve never collected 6 eggs at one time, though I do sometimes get 6 eggs in one day.
I’ve been using the older eggs first but one of the eggs looked longer and bigger than the rest of the eggs. I was making a cake that needed 5 eggs so I cracked the big one this is what I got!
A double yolk! Isn’t that just so exciting? Then I remembered that one of the eggs Vince had gotten on Friday while I was out of town was a really big one so I got it out and cracked it too. Yep, another double yolker. I read that it happens more with young hens in their first year of laying and some hens are more likely to lay a double yolked egg than others but it was funny to get double yolked eggs two days in a row. I’ve also heard that getting a double yolk means you’re going to have good luck. That’s what I need . . good luck! 🙂
This is the cake pan I used from here. Pretty, huh?