All right, this just HURTS!
Check out this video of a HUGE egg laid by a Chinese hen.
As to the comment about rice being the cause of the monster egg, that wouldn’t cause the monster egg. It looks like a formed egg got stuck in the shell gland and was shelled again, along with 2 fully formed yolks. Enjoy!
Mike the Headless Chicken
In 1945 a farmer butchered a chicken – but left the brain stem intact. Mike the Headless Chicken lived for 18 months without a head. Weird science.
CNN has a photo gallery; more details on Mike found here.
A video link showing a man cracking open an egg, only to find another egg inside has been floating around the internet. It has been the subject of much virtual debate: Is the video a hoax, or is this a possible occurrence?
This is a possible occurrence. The same chain of events that causes internal laying, (that is, a fully shelled egg works its way UP the oviduct, rather than down and out) causes a shelled egg to re-enter the shell gland and receive a second shell. This super-sized egg is then passed out of the body.
For more on this, check out this video.
Feeling frustrated with the old trick of separating yolk from white by using the egg shell? Check out this trick!
Jeff Spitz, film professor at Columbia College, lives in Northbrook, IL, and his newest project, Food Patriots, is a 90-minute documentary on his family’s experience with chickens. The film will be aired on PBS this year. Read more about the project here.
Reporter Joshua Foust provided the Atlantic with a story on hens in lieu of monetary compensation in Uzbekistan. Apparently the chickens are to be imported from Serbia.
This is similar to my blog post on raising chickens in exchange for healthcare.
A French village recently proposed giving chickens to citizens in order to eliminate waste.
Ah, the ubiquitous chicken. Found on nearly every continent, except for the largely inhospitable landmasses, which are more prone to housing penguins.
In addition to being a big fan of chickens, I’m also an avid traveler. I love the art and culture of other countries. So when I or my friends travel, one of the missions is to locate a chicken, shadowbox size, done by a local artisan, in a style that is particular to that region.
Here is an unusual find of that nature that combines three of my interests: chickens, local artisans, and archaeology. It’s a chicken pull-toy from an archaeological site in Israel.
Ethan Brown makes chicken. Not chicken dishes. Chicken meat. From soy.
This country goes through a lot of chickens: We raise and kill nearly eight billion a year — about 40 percent of our meat
consumption, compared with roughly 30 percent beef and 25 percent pork. Chickens are grown so quickly that The Veterinary Record has said that most have bone disease, and many live in chronic pain. (The University of Arkansas reports that if humans grew as fast as chickens, we’d weigh 349 pounds by our second birthday.)
So are McNuggets really all chicken? Debatable. The USDA allows meat to be supplemented by soy protein. How about a soy-based product that imitates the look and feel of chicken? Check out this article and the accompanying video about Ethan’s chicken-making endeavors.
Have a look at this ingenious use for a Subaru! Next time you need to relocate your flock, here’s what to do!