Chicken eggs too big?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2dancingrats, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. 2dancingrats

    2dancingrats Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2009
    Bay City, Michigan
    My delight at finding my first, very small, chicken egg was shattered when a co-worker told me that her chickens sometimes lay great big eggs and that this kills them. Is this true? How can it be avoided? Are some breeds more prone to this than others? Really don't want to lose any of my girls. Thanks.
  2. Sebrite_97

    Sebrite_97 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2009
    Jacksonville Fl.
    My Sebrite bantams normally lay eggs an inch tall. but somtimes they will lay eggs half that size or bigger.

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