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Another Jumbo egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ken H, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Ken H

    Ken H Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    My little ISA Browns are really coming through! They are all(4) laying large eggs(2.1 oz -2.25 oz) every day. This is the third Jumbo egg(2.6 oz. or larger) I have gotten since they first started laying on labor day. I have given away 2 dozen eggs and we, the wife and I, eat 3-4 eggs almost every morning. Soon I will attempt to start selling eggs.
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
  3. Tonopah Pati

    Tonopah Pati Rest in Peace 1938-2011

    Mar 24, 2009
    Tonopah, Arizona
    Ken, are the jumbo eggs double?[​IMG]
  4. Ken H

    Ken H Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Yes, so far all my jumbos have been double yokers.
  5. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two that are doing the same thing! I love those HUGE eggs. Today we even got one from an EE. I have gotten three or four that were triple yolks. I sold a dozen a few weeks ago, and the lady said almost all were double yolkers, even though that weren't the jumbo eggs.
  6. chicklin

    chicklin Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2009
    what breeds lay double or tripple yolkers? or is it just the type of thing that happens to new laying hens sometimes?
  7. 1birdlady

    1birdlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Spring, Texas
    We've had 2 double yolkers from our new layer Molly (she lays every other day and not always a double)...of the 4 Barred Rocks we have she is the latest to lay. We're still waiting on Mimi, the free loader and slow to mature...very much makes herself a "victim".....[​IMG] what's up with that, I wonder?
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  8. Ken H

    Ken H Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    My daughter says double yolkers are a genetic thing
  9. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I have been getting one of those every day or every other day from one of my RSL's. Good girls's [​IMG]

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