Big egg

UncleHoot

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
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St. Johns, Michigan
It's the biggest egg I've ever seen.

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Compared to another egg from the same hen (probably Extra Large).

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On the scale (in grams). A large egg weighs around 60g, iirc.

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ginbart

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 9, 2008
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MY MY MY thats a big one. How long is it. A couple of weeks ago I had one that was 2 1/2 inchs. Someone beat me and showed one that was 2 3/4 inchs so I didn't show it on here. But it was a double yoker. Let us know if yours is.
 

tvtaber

Songster
12 Years
Aug 2, 2007
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141
Central CA
I'd lay odds that is a double yolker. Every time we get a big one with that rings around the middle that looks like two eggs stuck together, there are two yolks.
 

bkbuz1987

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 29, 2008
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One of my Buffs sqawked out this big one the other day! She gives us double yolkers regularly. I was concerned about a blowout so I was checking chicken butts, something I never knew I would be doing or even say!
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UncleHoot

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
370
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141
St. Johns, Michigan
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Yes, it's almost certainly a double yolker (if not a triple). The band around the middle is on all of her eggs, though. All of her eggs are very large, too(around 70g). If her eggs keep getting larger as she ages, I really have to wonder what a double-yolker will look like in 2 years.:eek:
 

LilCobra

Hatching
11 Years
Aug 28, 2008
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0
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That is awesome! I have a couple Buff Orpington hens that we bought from an auction that are supposed to be laying. This was 4 weeks ago and we have yet to see the first egg. My husband keeps threatening chicken soup! I even keep the lights on in the coop so they aren't affected by the day light getting shorter.
 

horsejody

Squeaky Wheel
11 Years
Feb 11, 2008
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Waterloo, Nebraska
I have two white leghorns that lay giant eggs. They each lay one a day, and I get a double yolker about every other day. The strange thing is that even when one of those two lays a double yolker, she still gives me a nice big egg the next day. I used to think that a hen could only make one yolk every 24 hours. Not those two!! They can do better than that!! I know that the eggs are coming from them because they are my only white egg layers.
 

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