Can't believe my 6 month old RIR pullet laid this HUGE egg! Pic!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by msgenie516, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    Well, I'm in shock! I went out to gather my eggs yesterday and I found that one of my 4 RIR pullets laid an enormous egg! I have gotten some very large eggs from my older RIR's, but never one like this from a pullet. I have 6 pullets (two Bantam Cochins and four RIR's) and they are kept separately from the older girls.

    The picture is of all the eggs I collected yesterday. The first two rows are from the older girls. The last row is from the pullets. The egg in question is at the bottom right. It weighs 3.2 ounces! Of course, no one is telling who is the culprit [​IMG], so I have no idea which one of them is responsible!

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    I just had to share! [​IMG] Genie
     
  2. chickenlover50010

    chickenlover50010 Kernal Fan Club Member

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    That is SOO COOL!! If you find out who the culprit is, tell me!!
     
  3. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one big egg! My RIR's give me some good sized ones from time to time ( they are 9mo now ).


    What kind of hen laid the green egg?
     
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  4. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Quote:Hi,

    The green egg comes from my one and only Easter Egger. I got her completely by accident and she is a dependable layer (and very quiet, too). I'm very pleased with her! Genie
     
  5. chickenlover50010

    chickenlover50010 Kernal Fan Club Member

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    Quote:Hi,

    The green egg comes from my one and only Easter Egger. I got her completely by accident and she is a dependable layer (and very quiet, too). I'm very pleased with her! Genie

    You should serve ham with that egg...[​IMG] Sorry, I know it's lame, but I just HAD to say it!!
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I had a NHR laying that size at 5 mo. and regular, every day! Double yolker each time......until she got egg bound! Beautiful bird with amazingly large "goose" eggs~and I had to put her down. [​IMG]
     
  7. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! What an egg! Wonder if it's a double yolker?

    Lovely shade of green on the EE egg too. What breed laid the darkest egg, top right?
     
  8. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Quote:Oh, how sad. I hope I don't lose this RIR for that reason. I rather get smaller eggs and have my hen be healthy and live a long, happy life. Hope it never happens to you again. Genie
     
  9. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Quote:I'm hoping it will be a double yolker, that would be my first! The dark egg is from one of my older RIR's. I got them full grown but I'm thinking they are probably at least 3 years old now. Genie
     
  10. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm hoping it will be a double yolker, that would be my first! The dark egg is from one of my older RIR's. I got them full grown but I'm thinking they are probably at least 3 years old now. Genie

    I have 2 RIR and 1 Comet that are the same age...I'm not sure which was laying 1st...but we went through a couple of weeks with LARGE eggs that were all double yolkers... they've settled down now.
     

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