Extra Large Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhat07, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. redhat07

    redhat07 New Egg

    Nov 25, 2013

    I have 6 very lovely Isa Brown hens, who are about 6 months old. One of our girls has been laying a very large egg every so often, with a double yolk - beautiful. Then, occasionally, she produces a very very large egg - 98g, but today a whopping 117g.
    Has anyone else heard of this sized egg?
    This whopping egg also had a deformed, but hard shell. Should I be trying to see which girl it is and provide her with extra care/vet attention?
    Our grils are fed on an Isa Brown layer mix and kitchen/vege garden scraps.

    Thanks for your replies
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Double yolkers will sometimes have ridges and look deformed because they are hard to squeeze out. There really isn't anything you can do, double yolkers are common in new layers. They should grow out of making double yolkers as their bodies adjust to laying.

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