Move over McDonalds – there is a new Quarter Pounder in town

Last week, Lincoln found a nice surprise in the nesting boxes . . . . .

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an exceptionally large egg.  He weighed and compared it to an average sized egg.

The average sized egg weighed 2.2 ounces.  The behemoth weighed a whopping 4.4 ounces.

Prairie eat egg

“Hello there, dinosaur egg.  My name is Prairie.  And I am going to eat you . . . . . . . . .if I can open my mouth wide enough.”

Lincoln and egg

Lincoln is our animal manager.  His siblings help, but he is the one who makes sure all animals are taken care of, and he likes to experiment with their care.  He has recently been feeding the chickens handfuls of rye berries because he read that rye is 10 percent protein.  His reasoning is that the chickens need added protein during the winter months when they aren’t eating loads of bugs.  Our egg production did increase within a few days, so maybe he is on to something.

And finally, we arrive at the climactic moment.

Is the egg a double-yolker?  Or maybe, could it be . . . . . . . . .a triple-yolker?

Hopes are high.

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double yolk

Keep trying Lincoln!

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