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Normal variation in egg size?!?

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Our black star started laying about a month ago and for three weeks we got large eggs like the one of the right (regular grocery store size). Then all of a sudden we got mega-sized eggs (can't even close the carton lid) for a few days like the one on the left.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33010_photo2.jpg

Now they seem back to the original size. Is this within normal hen abilities? Or, is that giant buff orpington that we can't decide is a rooster or a hen sneaking in giant eggs?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/33010_photo.jpg

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Its normal, especially in newly laying pullets. Their bodies arent quite consistent yet. We get the same thing from our hens. Tiny little quail size eggs, normal size eggs, and mammoth double, even triple yolkers that are so big they dont fit in the carton and you wonder how on earth they EVER managed to come out of such a small chicken in the first place.

Its crazy, but normal.

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