Enormously huge egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlver2013, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok I have never had my hens lay eggs this big. I don't know which one of them it was, but what exactly made them lay such a big egg? It was one of my Red Sex-Links. If I put this in my incubator will it hatch?[​IMG] This is a picture of the usual sized egg compared to the giant egg.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yikes, that is some egg. Good chance it is a double egg/ has 2+ yolks in it. You get those when two egg yolks were released by the hen too close together and ended up in the same egg. It is pretty common in young hens whose egg laying system is not synchronized yet, but in some hens it is hereditary and they will do it their whole life.
    Usually people don't set double yolked eggs since they usually won't/can't hatch...there are a number of threads where people have set them and tried, there is a long thread on one that worked.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/104245/double-yolker-yolk-hatched-video-p-16-13-week-pics-p-51
     
  3. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a pullet egg. They'll be turning one in April.
     

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