Monday, April 16, 2012

Soft Shelled Egg

We don't get soft-shelled eggs very often-I've only seen a handful in the seven years we've had laying hens.  I find them fascinating though.  The bluish egg in the back is a perfectly normal egg, the dark one in front has no hard shell, just a thick membrane holding it together.  It didn't take much to pop it when I handed it to one of the dogs.  It's hard to believe that a chicken can even lay that egg without popping it.  I don't know many people that spend much time contemplating eggs and laying hens but I think they are truly remarkable and taken for granted.  I also think the world might be a better place if everyone had a few laying hens in their backyard.  

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