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New layer laid jumbo egg?!?!

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My pullets are 24 weeks and just started laying early last week.  This morning Penny (our noisiest) was extra noisy after laying.  When I went out to collect eggs there was a JUMBO egg out there - 75g!!!  It put our remaining Costco eggs to shame...  I haven't opened it yet to see if it is a double yolk or something - but is that in the range of normal for a new layer?  She is a Rhode Island Red and the largest egg we have had to date was a medium.  She didn't lay yesterday.  Thanks.

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This is completely normal for a new layer- she's just getting into the swing of laying. I've had yolk-less, shell-less, tiny and giant eggs from young pullets.
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DUCK OBSESSED!

~Welsh Harlequins~
~Khaki Campbells~
...and a flock of bantam SLW, Partridge Wyandottes, Silver Pencilled Wyandottes, Sulmtaler, Silkie and a Polish mix

3 beautiful female Welsh Harlequin ducklings called Luna, Winter and Dawn.

2nd place Welsh Harlequin Drake at the UK National Poultry Show 2016
1st place Junenvile Handler at the National Poultry Show 2016
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Oh good!  She didn't seem bothered, except for the extra singing :)  I'll be curious to see what is inside.  It has been so fun seeing them grow up into these "big" girls.

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Yup! Me too; and all the teeny eggs I've gotten have been yolkless. One time my grandkids were with me looking at the 'chickies', and one of the pullets squatted a little, then laid a shell-less egg right in front of us:)

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My pullets are 24 weeks and just started laying early last week.  This morning Penny (our noisiest) was extra noisy after laying.  When I went out to collect eggs there was a JUMBO egg out there - 75g!!!  It put our remaining Costco eggs to shame...  I haven't opened it yet to see if it is a double yolk or something - but is that in the range of normal for a new layer?  She is a Rhode Island Red and the largest egg we have had to date was a medium.  She didn't lay yesterday.  Thanks.

So what's the verdict double yolk?

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So what's the verdict double yolk?

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I should have updated...yes it was a beautiful double yolk and we haven't had one since! Earlier that week one of our Reds had laid a tiny egg, when we opened it we found ONLY yolk! So cool!
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I should have updated...yes it was a beautiful double yolk and we haven't had one since! Earlier that week one of our Reds had laid a tiny egg, when we opened it we found ONLY yolk! So cool!

We are just getting back into chickens I have some new pullets awaiting the weeks before we start having eggs again and those double yolks are always a treat! Remember my first one like it was yesterday...what a surprise kinda got accustomed to them as we would see them quite often.

Thanks for the quick response!
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