First eggs, one huge

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juliechick, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Just heard a hen caducking and went to check. My BO pullet was on the nest with a huge (for the first one) egg. [​IMG] Her egg is on the left with my speckled sussex hen's first eggs on the right The SS has been laying for 3 weeks. When will her eggs get bigger? Oh, the BO is 22 weeks old. The SS started laying at 20 weeks.
     
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  2. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That's a beautiful egg! I hope my BO lays eggs that big. She should be laying any time now...she's almost 21 weeks old.
     
  3. mrsweb

    mrsweb New Egg

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    I have had 2 huge eggs this year like that. I'm not sure if my Buff or barred rock laid it. They both had double yolk. I was so excited but felt bad for the old girl. LOL
     
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow very nice give her a pep talk and tell her to keep up the good work hahaha [​IMG]
     
  5. chick-e-chick

    chick-e-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a lovely size! Hope you gave her a nice treat LOL
     
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The egg was a double yolker. Maybe she'll lay a little smaller one next time. I bet she hopes so!

    I was saving the egg so I could blow it out, but my husband ate it for breakfast this morning. Oh, well. [​IMG]

    Now we're just waiting for EE's to lay......
     
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  7. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say, that I bet it's a double yolker. One of mine layed me one last week--how egg-citing! My bo's seem to be the first to start laying (even before the bsl's). Someone is laying a very dark brown egg. Not as dark as a marans's, but I have bo's, bsl's, 1 slw, and 1 delaware. So for them, it's a pretty dark egg! I have at least 4 laying, and 16 pullets. There are a few that I'm sure aren't laying yet, as they still have small, pink combs.
     
  8. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    She layed another one just awhile ago. It's regular sized this time. She is a pretty big hen, and of course, very soft and fluffy. She's one of my favorites.
     
  9. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the eggs. That one is a beauty. Bet it is a double yolker. I had 2 like that, they were doubles.
     
  10. tattooedchickenlady

    tattooedchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is eggciting! i was so happy to get my first large egg (and double yolker) last week!
    Yay girls!!
     

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