Egg size doubled over night!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dichotomymom, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls went from laying 2 inch eggs to an almost 4 incher overnight (no inbetween sizes)!
     
  2. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops, I meant almost 3 1/2 inches.....
     
  3. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chickens lay fairly good size eggs, I like our Brahma who is the largest of our chickens since she lay the smallest eggs which I prefer and her own laying box.
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    WOW! Maybe it was a double yolker and fluke? Or maybe you are REALLY lucky. I really hope the chick that did it wasn't a bantam... LOL
     
  5. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the smaller ones for frying but baking got a little tricker. I had two take a couple of store bought to see how many my small ones were to make up a large egg.
     
  6. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There not bantam but they aren't even full grown yet! Yeah, it might be a double yolker (waiting to show my husband tonight before I crack'r open.
     
  7. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like mine for the egg poacher they don't spill over like the large eggs and for baking we use the large ones.
     
  8. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just my luck that my husband detests eggs so my boys and I end up eating more than we probably need.
     
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Well, you are welcome to have my husband then! He likes his scrambled and eats a good 1/2 dz in one sitting!!! It was getting costly [​IMG]
     
  10. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ;)mine is alittle less health concious than I'd like.....your husband's 6 doz eggs would be my husband's bag of doritos!
     

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