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Biggest Egg Yet !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by delfargo, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. delfargo

    delfargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    my hens are all just past thier prime at about 15 months, production has dropped off a bit, but the old girls are still laying o.k.
    this weekend we got the biggest egg we've ever had - a light brown 3.5 oz whopper 6 1/2" around and 3" long. ? we are going to crack it open tonight. i'm guessing double yolker (maybe triple???) is that a big egg or have y'all had plenty of eggs that size?
     
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, my biggest is still under 3 ounces. Maybe you will get an egg inside of an egg??
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Where's the pic. I can"t see it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You'll get those from time to time, especially with young pullets of certain breeds. I actually shudder a bit. I don't like seeing those. They have to be hard on the bird to lay and whether prolapse is any more likely because of these giant eggs or not, is debatable. Still, there's little you do. They just happen. The hen somehow combines two ovulations into one giant egg, I presume.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Bear in mind, that is a jumbo carton. I don't photograph them all, by any means, but here's one. Cannot box them, thus cannot sell them. I either give them away or we eat them.
     
  6. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/69833_dscf3103.jpg

    Bear in mind, that is a jumbo carton. I don't photograph them all, by any means, but here's one. Cannot box them, thus cannot sell them. I either give them away or we eat them.

    Oh my gosh! That poor hen. She deserves a day or two off after laying that egg. That would be equivalent to a human having a 15 lb baby. Let us know what's inside after you crack it open.​
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, and I thought my double yolkers were big...geez, poor thing!
    Yes when you crack that baby open, take a pic and let us know!

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  8. delfargo

    delfargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have heard of the "egg within an egg" thing, but it's very very rare, is it not?
    didn't post a pic, but i'll take a "before" pic and an "in the pan" pic tonight and try to post 'em tomorrow.
    yeah, you'd think it HAD to hurt ! it'd be like me squeezing out a bowling ball. ouch!

    p.s... never posted a pic here before - how would i do that?
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  9. upcdayz

    upcdayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't wait to see what comes outta that thing! Ouch!
     

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