Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dospuercos, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. dospuercos

    dospuercos In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2008
    Lehi, UT
    I have a RIR that hatched this March. When she started laying, she layed double-yokers almost every day for about 6 weeks. Now she lays lots of double-yokers, but also plenty of single ones. However, a few weeks ago she took 3 days off. When I went out to check the nesting boxes I found this HUGE egg. I had to post the pics just because I can't hardly believe my eyes. To give you a little perspective, the white eggs to the left in the picture were bought from the grocery store & are graded as extra large eggs. I did read in my local Intermountain Farmer's Association store though that the record is 9 yokes in one egg. Now that would be something to write home about.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008

  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    HOLY CRAP!!! [​IMG] That had to hurt!
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    AWSOME !!!!!
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    I have one RIR that lays double yokers all the time but not a triple yet !!!

  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    zowie! Holy Ovary Overload, Batman!
  6. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Alamance, NC
    Wowza! That's really neat. That's the first triple I have ever seen, thank you for sharing!
  7. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

    May 20, 2008
    I Love how that egg is in the carton and into the frying pan. Looks yummy, what were you making?! ok ok, I know "eggs, of course!".

    Just wondering, but do you find a difference in how home grown eggs fry up vs. store bought? We tested our eggs vs. store bought eggs and discovered that in our non-stick frying pan our egg stuck to the pan, while the store bought egg slid all over the place and was quite easy to flip. Anyone else find this?

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