The first time I ate a goose egg, scrambled I think it was, I felt really rough afterwards, my lovely Mum said at the time 'do you think you might be allergic to them', I in my infinite wisdom pooh, pooh'd the idea. After all I eat hens eggs til they come out of my ears, so how could I be allergic to goose eggs I thought.
The above picture is Lovely Hubby's breakfast cooking on Sunday morning, yes those goose eggs are big ...
... look how they fill his big dinner plate (he did admit to being absolutely stuffed afterwards and didn't eat anything until tea time that day, after all one goose egg is equal to THREE hens eggs. While his was cooking he scrambled me a single goose egg, (I was going to share mine with the dogs, I knew I couldn't eat a whole one).
Just a couple of forkfuls in I started to feel really rough, I stopped and the dogs got a much larger portion than they had hoped for. Thank goodness I did stop because I felt really poorly for a couple of hours afterwards. I walked the paddock with the dogs, round and round, such was my need for some fresh air and my desperation to get rid of this awful yucky feeling.
I had woken up so bright and bushy tailed and was dismayed to suddenly be feeling soooooo bad :-(
Later that morning we moved Chicken World further along the paddock so the birds, especially the geese had fresh grass to run on and eat. After being out and about for a few hours I made myself have a piece of toast and then I started to feel better.
So now I think I can safely say although I may not be 'allergic' to them I am most definitely intolerant of them and no more goose eggs will be passing these lips.
Luckily for me though on Sunday we nipped out and picked up three of these lovely birds to add to our collection for this year. so there will be more hens eggs. This picture isn't mine it's from Google Images, our new birds are shy at the moment and we have them in the Eglu inside Chicken World while they get used to the place and the other chickens and while the other chickens get used to them, so I can't get a good picture.
They are called Skylines and are a Legbar hybrid. They are supposed to lay eggs of blue or green, but because they are a hybrid (a mix of two different breeds of chicken) we won't know which until they start laying, there is also a chance that the eggs could come out white or cream so we will see, whichever of these colour will be fine for us as at the moment our girls are laying pale and dark brown eggs.
So this week's task is to think up some names for these girls. They are unusual in that they have extra feathers on their heads that look like a little feathery wig, two of them are pretty identical in looks, with almost Welsummer colouring and the other one is larger and more standard brown in colour, but all are wearing a feathery wig!!
So now we have a very unusual competition for all my Followers.
Leave a comment saying what you would call these new girls and the three commenters that say the names I decide on will win a Goose Egg, (well somebody has to help LH eat all these lovely eggs). Just pick one hens name each and it will give three of you a chance to win. (They are all girls.)
I am very sorry but this can only be open to UK residents as we have to get the eggs to their new homes pretty quickly and they have to be able to stand up to the Royal Mail postal system :-)
I'll pick the names from the comments tomorrow night and post the winners names on Thursday morning, if you can get back to me as quickly as possible the eggs will be straight in the post, possibly in time for your breakfast this weekend.
Good luck, it's time to get your thinking caps on.