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chicken laying huge eggs all of a sudden

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggburt, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. eggburt

    eggburt Hatching

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    The last 2 days we have been finding a very big brown egg in the coop. 1 of them caused me to look for the body of who ever layed it. why all of a sudden? i have been adding ground sea shells and crushed egg shells lately. i also have been adding a magnesium/calcium supplament in their water 1 or 2 times a week. a couple of them have been laying eggs with thin shells
     
  2. sbrown

    sbrown Chirping

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    Maybe somebody has an answer. I've had two hens do this before. One laid an egg so big that I took it to work and had people swear there was no way it came from a chicken. Unfortunately, both hens died not to long after.
     
  3. draye

    draye Crowing 7 Years

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    What breed of chicken was this from?
     

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