Egg sizes...???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by h_palmer, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. h_palmer

    h_palmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all

    We have two hens (laying for about a month now) and a rooster...

    Of course as I have read around the forum our first eggs were rather tiny but have gotten bigger by the day, then all of a sudden one day one of the hens laid a massive egg, poor little girl it must have hurt like hell..... anyway it was at least double the size and then after than all back to normal again....

    Any ideas why or what bought on this large egg, I have posted a picture so you can see her normal size egg with the large one.

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    Regards
    Heather
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hi Heather

    I have no idea what causes them, but I see that happen from time to time. I always check the vent of the hen I suspect has laid it for copious amounts of blood, but they are always fine.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you eaten it, yet? Sometimes those are double yolkers.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    One of my hens laid a massive egg today. They've been laying for about 10 months now. When they started I used to get tiny eggs then HUGE eggs, then normal sized eggs with the odd seriously big/tiny one occasionally.
     
  5. h_palmer

    h_palmer Out Of The Brooder

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    No havent eaten it yet, but yes am pretty sure its going to be a double yolker....
     
  6. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get some JUMBO eggs once in a while. I'll get a hen who's cycle gets out of whack, and she'll drop 1 or 2 enormous eggs within a week, then go back to normal. They are fun to crack! I've always wanted to hardboil a double yolker to see what it would look like on the inside.
     
  7. h_palmer

    h_palmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep we ate it yesterday and yep it was a double yolker..... [​IMG] - I want more like that [​IMG]
     
  8. h_palmer

    h_palmer Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Well guys my lovely little girl laid another massive egg yesterday - very proud of her - she certainly made a lot of noise about it too
     

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