Extremely large eggs

lhane

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
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Our hen is laying extremely large eggs (the size of my fist), sometimes with cracked shells. I am afraid they are going to get stuck. Is there anything we can do to help her? Is there any way to shrink the eggs to a more manageable size, perhaps XL, or large?
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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Central Oregon
Our hen is laying extremely large eggs (the size of my fist), sometimes with cracked shells. I am afraid they are going to get stuck. Is there anything we can do to help her? Is there any way to shrink the eggs to a more manageable size, perhaps XL, or large?
Wow! How about some pics!!
 

lhane

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 22, 2014
5
0
9


The smaller ones I would call large, and the med one I would call XL, and of course the huge one. I am looking for an ostrich in our coup!
 

ChickenLegs13

Songster
6 Years
Sep 4, 2013
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Lower Alabama
Reducing water and protein in her feed might help because it takes lots of protein & water to make an egg but I'm just guessing here, I've never tried to REDUCE egg size.
Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch and her egg factory will straighten itself out before it leads to problems.
 

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