Eggs Too Big

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Capvin, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Capvin

    Capvin Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    I have six red sex links that are 22 weeks old. The first one started laying at about 19 weeks and now all of them are laying. For the most part all of their eggs are really nice and about the size of a large store bought egg. The chick that started first lays just about every day. About a week ago she had a problem where she seemed egg bound but with a little encouragment she laid a rubber shelled egg and everything seemed fine. For the last several days she has laid eggs that are twice the size of her nermal eggs. They are beyound jumbo and do not even fit in the jumbo egg carton. We ate them this morning and all were double yolks. This may all sound great but we are concerned that her eggs are too big and that it is causing a strain on her. She does seem fine and I watched her this morning when she went in to the nest box and laid her egg without much fanfare. Can there be a problem with my chicken laying very large eggs??
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

    Sep 27, 2010
    in my "vast" knowledge and by reading a lot will even out. My girls just started a week or so ago, I have several LARGE eggs, double yolks, they should get to a normal size in time...keep an eye though in case one of them needs help.
  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    It will usually stop as the chicken gets a bit older and matures. Ours still lay a double once a week, or once every other week but they are still young, just 30 weeks.
  4. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    somewhere in Pa
    hens lay the biggest and most eggs in there first "egg year". it will even out eventually i wouldnt be suprised if you had all the hens lay one day plus an extra egg!!!
  5. Zed3

    Zed3 In the Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Huntingtown, MD
    I have had 6 Golden Comets (red stars) for 2 1/2 years and once they started laying large eggs it continued. Now I don't get as many daily but they have gotten bigger. Most eggs weigh over 3 1/2 oz. and only fit in my frying fan. They spoiled me so bad I got rid of my Barred Rocks and Buff Orphington because their eggs were so small. Enjoy your large eggs
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
  6. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chirping

    Jul 8, 2011
    NW Arkansas
    Quote:So what do you do to "help"??? [​IMG]
  7. Capvin

    Capvin Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    Thanks for the responses. We certainly enjoyed her eggs this morning and if she continues to lay large, double yolk and has no physical problems, we will continue to enjoy them. Our only problem is that my wife wants to take a picture of each egg when it is a double yolk. Sort of like her children getting a "A" in school.
  8. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC

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