30 week old hen laying huge eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3rocksandme, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chirping

    Jul 23, 2010
    Brookline, NH
    I have a 30 week old barred rock. She is hatchery stock. She is laying these HUGE eggs. I do not have a scale so I am not sure the exact oz. but I can say they have a hard time fitting or not fitting in a standard egg crate. They are not double yolkers either. She seems to lay them almost every day too.

    I am worried about her. I thought she was too young to be laying eggs of this size? Is this affecting her health and is there anything I can do to help her?

    Thank you!
  2. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    When they are young, their egg laying can be a bit out of whack. I expect she will even out to lay normal sized eggs eventually.
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Maybe you are feeding her too much protein. That causes jumbo eggs with one yolk. Maybe reduce the protein content in your food for a bit and see what happens [​IMG]

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