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Did one of our hens really lay this egg?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ajtheox, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  1. Ajtheox

    Ajtheox New Egg

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    So my son found this egg in the coop. It's 3.15 oz. None of our hens have ever come close to laying something this size. They usually lay 2-2.3 oz eggs. I candled it and it's a single yolk. Wondering if maybe a wild turkey or duck was able to sneak into our coop and lay it? I'm going to try and hatch it, to see what comes out.
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover! Let us know what it is when it hatches sounds interesting.
     
  3. bellsp

    bellsp Out Of The Brooder

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  4. bellsp

    bellsp Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow-hope it hatches:)! What a hen house mystery:)!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have a rooster with your hens? If not the egg won't be fertile unless she has a secret suitor.
     
  6. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had my chickens lay three or four of those kind of eggs in the last couple years. They have all been double yolk or's. And then the chicken doesn't lay another egg for a day or two :)
     
  7. Ajtheox

    Ajtheox New Egg

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    We have a Roo, just hatched a batch from him.
     
  8. guineapeeps

    guineapeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Ajtheox

    Ajtheox New Egg

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    Thanks, I did some research before I posted and found some of the egg within egg videos. However, when I candled the egg it only has 1 yolk. I have an Ameraucana that regularly lays green double yolks, and this egg monster egg is something entirely different. I know old hens can also lay big eggs, but flock is all about a year old. I noticed a lot of the feed was gone inside the coop, so I'm leaning more toward a wild turkey egg for now. I really hope it's fertile and hatches.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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