Freak Egg (PIC)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhino533, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. rhino533

    rhino533 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today like everyday I went to collect my Hens egg. She lays one everyday at 7am. Today she had a freak egg. It was enormous. The biggest egg I have ever seen from a chicken. Does this happen often? Is it dangerous for her to have such a large egg? The egg is bigger than a duck egg. I've attached a picture. In the pic the smaller egg is her usual size and the large egg is her freak egg. I wonder if it's a double yolker. I haven't cracked it open yet because I may put it in the incubator with my next batch.

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  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    can you put a strong flashlight under it and see if there are two yolks?
    There is a tread and video of someone who hatched a double yolk.
    I think it is a sticky on the index.
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    for your poor hen!
     
  3. QH Girl

    QH Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch! Poor hen! It could be an egg inside an egg.
     
  4. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that always lays a huge egg, she is perfectly fine! It doesn't bother her at all so yours should do just fine. [​IMG] One thing to remember though, make sure you give her plenty of gravel if she is a cooped hen!
     
  5. rhino533

    rhino533 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled it and it seems to only have 1 yolk.
     
  6. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    We get those from time to time and very often as mentioned there will be 2 yokes....
     
  7. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Barreds laid one almost as big,2 3/4". That it was going to be a double maybe even a rare triple yolk,but alas it was just a extremely big single yolker. Coupled with a regular sized egg made one huge omelette. UMMMM!
     
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a triple yolked egg, but would like to see one some day. With 9 hens, I get a double yolked egg probably on average once a week.
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    My vote is for a double yolker [​IMG] Well I would have been anyhow [​IMG]
     
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  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Quote:would a yolk so big hatch out a super chick? does it work that way?
    would the hen (if it is) lay really big eggs?
    why don't you try it and let us know. [​IMG]
     

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