Confused

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lenn, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. lenn

    lenn Out Of The Brooder

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    Why am I getting huge double Yokers on a daily basis from my 3 Red Star Hens? By huge I mean too large to close an egg carton. [​IMG]
     
  2. hammytammy

    hammytammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that really is something!
    in order to answer that, ill have to come get them and observe them and taste the eggs.
    that will give me a better idea of how long ill have to keep and treat them.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How old are the birds in question/how long have they been laying?
     
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  4. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the next step in making egg cartons that fit double yolkers

    not sure why, though it could be many things. it seemed like all the double yolkers ive ever got came within a month period
     
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  5. lenn

    lenn Out Of The Brooder

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    Still confused. Another one today. Chickens were hatched on March 24... Started laying July 14th. Not sure how these enormous eggs are coming out without causing harm to my girls.
     
  6. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard it's quite common for new layers to lay double yolkers.

    I have only had one from my girls, and it was 109 grams! MASSIVE!

    I don't know why they do it, but it's not unusual.

    Just keep an eye on them. If they are laying regularly, and don't seem to be anxious or in pain, all is well.

    - Krista
     
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  7. hammytammy

    hammytammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where did you buy this strain of red stars?
    i might order some.[​IMG]
     

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