Monday, 23 January 2017

Double Trouble.



Each Saturday we buy a dozen eggs from a nice old man at the market. Depending on the weather, they are either quite grubby, or, as at the moment, are very clean.

So, what's so odd about that Cro? I hear you ask.

Well, from the five we've already eaten; ALL OF THEM have been double yolkers.


I have a feeling that all the rest will be too!



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    1. Sure did. I've never know quite so many. We've since had two more and they were the same.

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  2. Our Orpingtons used lay doubles, I miss those girls.

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    1. Ours young hens used to lay doubles in early spring, but this is just odd.

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  3. Twins on the way is what that means..

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    1. By the size of her, it could well be!

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  4. I haven't seen double yolks for a long time!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I've just eaten another one for my breakfast, and it was the same again.

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  5. He may well have just started a new herd of hens....
    our two laid doubles right at the start.... they've just come back on lay after their moult but seem to have settled themselves down this year... the last ten eggs have been sixty grams each.
    I like dubbles..... more yolk!

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    1. I think this must be the case. A new batch of first time layers!

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  6. I'd say you are having a run of good luck. Maybe you will win a lottery tomorrow.

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  7. I can not remember the last time i saw double yolks.

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  8. I get so excited when I get a double tiller ..... it doesn't take much to get me excited nowdays !!!! I always buy the blue shell Cotswold Legbar eggs and get a double yolker now and again. My Grandad used to breed and show chickens !!! XXXX

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    1. That's double yolker ... bloody spellcheck thingy !!! XXXX

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    2. I used to know a Tiller Girl... I thought you were talking about THEM.

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    1. It fell out of a hole in my pocket.

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  10. Someone beat me to it, I was going to say it is likely a bunch of young hens. Regardless, enjoy! Do you know if they are free run hens? -Jenn

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    1. Absolutely.... we don't have the other kind here (apart from in supermarkets).

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  11. I used to be so thrilled to get a double yolker when I was a child..and the yolk always seemed to be very yellow back then too......and police men didn't look like 12yr olds and the sun shone in the summer etc.,etc.,

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    1. You're right, it used to be the highlight of your day.

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  12. You've reminded me of the double yolked eggs we would find amongst those delivered by our egg man from Harshbarger's Hen Haven Farm, back in my Virginia childhood. A sweet memory, and so I thank you.

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    1. Personalised egg delivery? That sounds wonderful.

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  13. What happened to your old hens?

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    1. My next door neighbour's dogs dined on them!

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  14. Because of the risk of avian flu all hens have to be shut in here until the end of February. Our hens absolutely hate it and are only laying a few eggs as a protest. They often lay double yolkers too.

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    1. I'm not sure what's happened here about Avian Flu. I did hear about flocks of Ducks being slaughtered, but that was last Summer.

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  15. Love those double yolks. A great excuse for frying up twice as much bacon.

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    1. Ah bacon! Where would we be without bacon.

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