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Freakishly large egg! Anything wrong?

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One of our hens, I'm thinking one of the australorps, put out a gigantic egg today. I've never seen a chicken egg this large or this heavy. Is this a sign that one of my hens is ill? Is it normal to lay an egg of this size?
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A couple of my commercial hens pop out belters like that now and again - I'd say its nothing to be alarmed about. 

 

CT

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Probably double or maybe triple yolker...could also be a shelled egg within an egg.

Break 'er open and see what you've got!

How old is bird?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 9

You'll get them from time to time, as the bird was clearly able to pass the egg there is not anything to be concerned about at all.

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Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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post #5 of 9
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It's either my australorp that's over a year old or its one of the new ones who just started laying. Curious to crack the monster open!
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When ours first started laying we got several large, double yolk eggs. I loved finding those and was sad to see them stop. We also have gotten several tiny, "fart eggs".
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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I have had a few like that before. Here is pictures of one of them. Came from a leghorn.

 

 

 

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Thanks for all the support! Guess I'm making myself an omelette!
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Enjoy!smile.png
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