I do not know which hen it is, but she lays big pointy single yolk eggs that do not fit in an egg carton. I save these for my own kitchen recipes since these are so large. I am just happy to get eggs in this cold weather. I hope spring around the corner soon. This has been a very hard winter around the farm this time.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.