egg size change

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smurfette, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. smurfette

    smurfette Out Of The Brooder

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    my laying hens have been laying apx an egg a day each hen for well over a month now. Might have one or two not laying or not laying as often we have 18 laying hens and get apx 16 eggs a day.

    My question is the size of the egg has begun to change to these enormous eggs HUGE to big to fit in even a xl egg carton when we crack the eggs they are laying double yolks again. is this normal behavior for young hens to bounce back and forth w/ laying the double yolks and for the eggs to be that big.

    2 out of 16 eggs EVERY day for the past week have been HUGE.

    RR hens feeding them layers mash and crumble mixed 50/50 , giving some garden scraps and fresh sweet corn and fresh not dried field corn.

    Is any of this bad/good just looking for advice
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's normal. I've had my share of double yolkers too.

    It's my understanding that when they get older, there will be less double yolkers.
     
  3. smurfette

    smurfette Out Of The Brooder

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    is it normal for the eggs to be that big they are almost twice the size of the normal eggs, Is this bad for my hens couldnt that be like a mom trying to have a 3 month old baby (15+ lbs) ouch!
     

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