Eggzilla!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickyNoob, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. ChickyNoob

    ChickyNoob Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out the coop this morning to gather the eggs and this pterodactyl sized egg was sitting there. I don't know who laid it but I have never seen such a large egg.

    I know that they come in all shapes and sizes but I thought that I would share. It brought me a lot of joy. Sometimes in life the simple things bring the most pleasure I guess.

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    I wonder if I should have hatched it :/
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its probably a double yolker i get them sometimes from new layers who system hasnt firgured it all out. It happens when two yolks are ripened at the same time and come out together.
     
  3. cberrybog

    cberrybog Out Of The Brooder

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    I bet it is a double yolker. We got a 1/4 pound egg, it was huge and it was a double yolker.
     
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  4. Macis Papa

    Macis Papa Out Of The Brooder

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    Might even be a TRIPLE yolker! (I got a triple yolker a couple of years ago, it was huge )
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Eggs still make me smile most days.
    Probably multiple yolker.....which should not be incubated.
     
  6. kidfarmer

    kidfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my girls started laying I would get that size often and typically they were all double yokers!!
     
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  7. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my big ones like that were doubles. My son loves to look thrugh them with the flashlight to check. You have a very nice variety of colors with your eggs!
     
  8. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Void where prohibited.
    I'm willing to bet you have a hen with one very sore vent.
     
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  9. ChickyNoob

    ChickyNoob Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. Why not hatch a double? Could it be harmful?
     
  10. ChickyNoob

    ChickyNoob Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! [​IMG] My new obsession is the eggs of color. I love it that kids are involved with these things. It teaches them to do stuff :)
     

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