ENORMOUS egg????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommahen64, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. mommahen64

    mommahen64 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, one of my barred rocks gave us an enormous egg yesterday....it is about two and a half times the size of the normal. Why and is it (and she) ok? She seems to be but just want to be sure.....
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Was it a double yolk egg?
    That happens, and there is nothing to worry about.
    Sometimes I will just get an enormous egg. I am tempted to see what would hatch out. Goliath chicken.
    Take pictures!
     
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BSL has given me two of those so far. I'm assuming (I haven't eaten them yet) that they are double yolkers. Hasn't hurt her any; she still puts out an egg every day.
     
  4. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR have been laying for a couple weeks, and have produced a few of these, all double yolkers. It's my understanding that these are pretty common when laying first begins, as the machinery is sorting itself out. Enjoy!
     

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