BIG egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ckneggfarmer, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. ckneggfarmer

    ckneggfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    How the girl that produced this is still walking is beyond me....... Cant wait to break it open and see what is inside!
     
  2. monkahi

    monkahi Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm with you on that. My hen just laid one that was 2 3/4" long and 7" around, it weighed just under 4 oz. I feel so bad for her
     
  3. sezjasper

    sezjasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a huge egg! Do you know what kind of hen laid it? We have a BR that's laid huge eggs like this twice...the first one was a double yolk...the second one, I don't know because it's still in my fridge (I haven't finished showing it off yet...lol...)
     
  4. ckneggfarmer

    ckneggfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    it was one of my red sex links
     
  5. sezjasper

    sezjasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh we have one of those too...I'll let her know that one of her "cousins" is an overachiever LOL
     
  6. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one double the size of the eggs I've normally been getting lately just this morning. I think it's a "first egg" from one of my eleven hens that I've been waiting for to start laying. Congrats on that monster cackle berry[​IMG]
     
  7. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That egg is most likely either going to be a double (or triple) yolker or it could even be an egg within an egg. Very rarely, as the egg receives its shell, which is the last thing to happen, it will reverse enough that as the next egg is receiving its shell it is formed around the last egg. When this does happen the egg is huge.

    Make sure to post a pic of what it turns out to be.
     
  8. oldrooster

    oldrooster One Crazy Nut

    yes it looks like a double yolk egg.....
     
  9. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can Candle it @ see if you can see 2 yolks. . .
     
  10. ckneggfarmer

    ckneggfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    It was a double yolker!
     

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