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an egg from my old hen, the larger egg being a normal sized egg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kay5, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. kay5

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  2. kbarrett

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    Hi and welcome to BYC.

    I got one of those eggs yesterday [​IMG] from one of my 6mo. Rhode Island Red hens. They happen occasionally- it most likely contains no yolk. There are some very interesting posts in the behavior & egg laying part of the forum explaining the cycle. By the way I usually do use them, I add them to the rest for scrambled eggs.

    Also here's a link to a very informative article in the learning center...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/interesting-facts-about-chicken-eggs
     
  3. kay5

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    Hi and welcome to BYC.

    I got one of those eggs yesterday :D  from one of my 6mo. Rhode Island Red hens. They happen occasionally- it most likely contains no yolk. There are some very interesting posts in the behavior & egg laying part of the forum explaining the cycle. By the way I usually do use them, I add them to the rest for scrambled eggs.

    Also here's a link to a very informative article in the learning center...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/interesting-facts-about
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Hens can lay all kinds of funky eggs especially as they age. Their laying machines can start to decline, their ability to produce a large yolk, absorb enough nutrients to put on a shell, ect....So this is probably normal if she is getting up in age.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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