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Freakishly large egg! Anything wrong?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by taerra, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. taerra

    taerra Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our hens, I'm thinking one of the australorps, put out a gigantic egg today. I've never seen a chicken egg this large or this heavy. Is this a sign that one of my hens is ill? Is it normal to lay an egg of this size? [​IMG]
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    A couple of my commercial hens pop out belters like that now and again - I'd say its nothing to be alarmed about.

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Probably double or maybe triple yolker...could also be a shelled egg within an egg.
    Break 'er open and see what you've got!
    How old is bird?
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You'll get them from time to time, as the bird was clearly able to pass the egg there is not anything to be concerned about at all.
     
  5. taerra

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    It's either my australorp that's over a year old or its one of the new ones who just started laying. Curious to crack the monster open!
     
  6. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When ours first started laying we got several large, double yolk eggs. I loved finding those and was sad to see them stop. We also have gotten several tiny, "fart eggs".
     
  7. Madddawg

    Madddawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a few like that before. Here is pictures of one of them. Came from a leghorn.

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  8. taerra

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    Thanks for all the support! Guess I'm making myself an omelette!
     
  9. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Enjoy!:)
     

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