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@sallypup (26319)
Moses Lake, Washington
August 6, 2016 2:37pm CST
Our turkey gal deposited an egg today and the growing up hen chicken donated a couple of bittys. The yellow gizmos in the bowl are cherry tomatoes that I harvested from the garden yesterday. Harvest photos are pretty and sometimes amusing. I like the size difference between the two eggs. Made me smile.
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@sharon6345 (118389)
• United States
6 Aug 16
I wish I could have a chicken. I buy a butt load of eggs.
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@sharon6345 Some chickens are quite sweet and friendly. You would probably enjoy having one for a pet.
@sharon6345 (118389)
• United States
6 Aug 16
@sallypup I wish I could they don't allow them here where I live.
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@sharon6345 They do here in town BUT with quite a few regs that would bug the bejeebers out of me cause I can't stand nosy neighbors and having to be totally sterile. If I was in town the chicken coop would have to be regulation adorable. Our hens live in a good coop but it was hand made by my hubby and is not a cutesy kit.
@MALUSE (37898)
• Germany
6 Aug 16
You live a healthy life!
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@Maluse Thanks. I'm working on that.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
6 Aug 16
I've never tasted a turkey egg - is it strong?
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@jaboUK I've not noticed a strong taste. Just like eating two chicken eggs.
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@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
6 Aug 16
@sallypup Ok, it's just that I've noticed duck eggs taste really strong, so wondered if turkey eggs were the same.
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@jaboUK It depends on what the duck eats. We've eaten duck eggs and hardly noticed the difference between them and a usual chicken egg. Our ducks mostly ate feed store grain.
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@Corbin5 (99935)
• United States
6 Aug 16
I have never seen an egg that large before. How does one use an egg laid by a turkey gal?
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@Corbin5 I use a turkey egg in a 2 egg recipe cause of there being a lot more egg. Otherwise, just usual ways.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Aug 16
I got a charge out of the size difference too wow thats one big egg. love cherry tomatoes yummy
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@Hatley Hubby is already sick of the home tomatoes. I've bagged a quart for winter stews and put it in the freezer.
@theBlock (2615)
• United States
6 Aug 16
@sallypup Now, that's an egg!
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@NJChicaa (36819)
• United States
6 Aug 16
that is a big turkey egg!
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@much2say (38742)
• United States
6 Aug 16
I just showed my daughter your photo here and she said "Wow that's huge!" - and it is (the turkey egg)! What do you do with the turkey egg?
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@much2say Good to hear from you. We scramble the turkey egg like we do the chicken eggs. That's wonderful that you shared the photo with your daughter.
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@much2say (38742)
• United States
6 Aug 16
@sallypup Daughter says "Cool!". I read below that it's like 2 chicken eggs? I don't even know where I would get my hands on a fresh turkey egg - or duck for that matter (my daughter would refuse to eat duck anything). We have tried little quail eggs before though!
@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@much2say Yes on how much innards you get in the turkey egg compared to the chicken egg. I use one chicken egg when I make mayonnaise. A turkey egg would have too much liquid for that use. Your daughter doesn't like ducks?
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@celticeagle (117178)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 16
Mmm. I do love cherry tomatoes. My grandma used to have Bante hens and their eggs were much smaller than an average age. But they were so much better tasting. How are the turkey ones?
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@celticeagle The turkey eggs taste like regular eggs to me! Just a whole lot more innard.
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@celticeagle (117178)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug 16
@sallypup .....Sounds like a good way to economize.
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@celticeagle We were supposed to butcher this turkey but she started to lay eggs. She only lays a few. She's gotten to be a presence; kind of a back yard feathered dog.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
6 Aug 16
The turkey egg looks even bigger next to those little pullet eggs. I like the speckles. And I'm glad they are laying!
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 16
@Rohvannyn I like the speckly, too. Ms. turkey does not lay that often or reliably.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
@sallypup turkeys don't lay as many eggs as chickens?
@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
7 Aug 16
@sallypup - Ms Lenore - I am reminded of a book dedication I wrote one time that talked somewhat of "Chicken Little's" well-known comments, the ones mistakenly attributed to the sky falling. What she really said was that "Big eggs hurt."
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@Ceerios Eggs-axctly.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Aug 16
ok so not a chicken passing a monster egg, whew, was worried that there might be chickenzilla in there or something
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt I love it. Wouldn't that be an awesome chicken? When she pecks at the door for breakfast we humans listen!
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