Check out the size of this egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    One of my poor Wellie girls layed this egg yesterday and I bet it's a triple yolker! It fills the whole palm of my hand and then part of my fingers. I don't have a small hand either!

    Anyways, here's a pic next to one of her "normal" sized eggs. The picture really doesn't show how big the egg really is, but it's bigger than any of the double yolkers my girls have ever layed.
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  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    OUCH!
     
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always feel sorry for the chicken when they lay that double yolker (or triple)..... [​IMG]
     
  4. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch!!!! Definitely take a picture of it. Especially if it is a triple yoker.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Will do! [​IMG]
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I just measured the egg. It is 3" long and 2" wide. OUCH! is right! [​IMG]
     
  7. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    ouch is right! Neither of my Welsummer hens have laid double yolkers, but their eggs are always a really tight fit in a XL chicken egg container! Sometimes I cannot close the lid!

    My hen ''Mary'' is brooding as of today! I think she's sitting on at least 4 eggs. My roo is HUGE, so I'm excited to see babies from them [​IMG] I think I might sell my younger hen if Mary hatches some babies so I can keep another generation. I wish I knew how to sex Welsummer's as chicks though!

    Karin
     
  8. huntermett

    huntermett Out Of The Brooder

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    i have an araucana that just started laying . my wife came in from the coop with her first egg and it had traces of blood on it, and it was huge. i felt sorry for her it was so big . we happened to have breakfast for supper that evening, and so when i cracked it open to put in the skillet it turned out to be a double yolker:celebrate
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    [​IMG] WOW! That's a serious egg!
     
  10. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That is huge. I got one almost that big, I don't know if it's a triple yoker.
     

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