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Changes in Egg Size?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by helmstead, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    My Delaware hen normally lays a large to jumbo egg every day like clockwork.

    Last week she laid two WHOPPERS. See?

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    We candled them - no double yolks. So I thought YAY I have a hen that lays ginormous eggs. Last two days though she's back to her normal large/jumbo eggs.

    What the?
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Last fall....a few of my hens did the same thing.....not sure why...but I was glad to get them...Maybe they didnt lay for a day or so, and then POW!! lol, not sure....I used mine in omlets...LOL
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That poor girl! Could you image giving birth like that every day? The horror!
     
  4. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, do you think those GOLLY WHOPPER EGGS will hatch?
     
  5. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a cuckoo marans egg that is about that size..a whopper. I'll let you know if it hatches!
     
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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    My wife feels her pain... our first daughter was 10.5 lbs and my wife is pretty small.

    Big eggs are great, but I'm still waiting for my hens to start laying golden eggs!
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Quote:HAHA....I have golden comets....and darned those gals wont give me any golden eggs.....altho..as fast as I sell them one might THINK they were golden...everyone around here wants fresh eggs, and not chickens....poor lost souls..they dont know what they are missing!
     
  8. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Well she laid another GINORMOUS egg today! Go figure!

    I'm going to be setting eggs Saturday, so I'll know soon enough if they're 'real'.
     
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh Helmstead....do keep us updated on the progress....!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, she'd better because I'm setting some eggs from her Delaware hen at the end of the month as well! [​IMG]
     

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