Check out my monster egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skatcatla, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell which one it is? [​IMG]


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    Here it is next to a jumbo egg.
    It weighed it a a whopping 3 ounces...and yes, it was a double-yolker. Mmm:

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  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
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    Holy eggos, batman. That is huge.... [​IMG]
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    You fed how many people with that egg???
     
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get some like that sometimes.... all I can say is OUCH!!!
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    We have a couple birds kicking out triple yolkers that are about that big. My wife keeps them all for herself and snarfs down her 'one' fried egg every morning. They won't fit in the cartons to sell anyhow. She gets very upset when she doesn't have at least a double yolker for breakfast now. The small things in life you come to expect living on a farm!
     
  6. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:TRIPLE yolkers! How cow! what are you feeding those girls? [​IMG]
     
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing special, just a commercial certified vegetarian layer ration.

    What I can figure out is how I can pass the gene to offspring. Double yolkers are not viable afaik, so do I have to determine which bird is laying them, then take every egg from her and candle (in hopes of a 'rare' single yolker)?

    I can just imagine a flock kicking out dozens of eggs like that a day. I'd be locally famous!
     

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