This Is a Wind Egg

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Articles, Yard and Garden
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Um, Mrs. Chicken, is that a joke? I think it is. One of our chickens laid a really tiny egg. I mean, really tiny. Our sister wanted to eat it this morning and we were reminded to ask Mr. G (what our dad calls Google) if there was anything wrong with it. Turns out there was nothing wrong with it at all and in fact, they are given the name “wind eggs”.

Wind eggs don’t really have a yolk as you can see from the picture.

To give you an idea of about how small this egg was, it’s measurements were 1 3/4″ long with a 4 1/4″ diameter, while a normal egg is more like 2 1/4 ” long with a 6″ diameter.

We’ve actually gotten a few massive eggs that have double yolks, but this is the first time we’ve gotten a mini yolk-less egg. The pictures don’t quite capture how small the egg is, but we’ve included the pictures anyway.

Isn’t life grand? So many wonders and new things to learn and see.

Comments
  1. bert0001 says:

    Sometimes we used to get an egg with a wobbly shell, and our mother called them wind eggs, but they looked and tasted like any other egg, once fried. I think that this one lacks the taste of the yolk. This is the first ime I really saw a real wind egg!

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