Giant Non Double Yolked egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RingAroundTheRosie, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. RingAroundTheRosie

    RingAroundTheRosie Chirping

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    So we have an ISA brown that began laying over 2 weeks ago. In her first week, she laid a huge egg, that I figured would be a double yolker. We recorded the cracking and it was just that. So yesterday when we see the ISA Brown laid yet another giant egg, I assumed the same. This morning I cracked it into the pan for eggs over easy for the kids and rather then it being a double yolk it was literally just a humongous egg and yolk. Is this just a normal thing for new layers, like a fluke of the process?
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It's a sexlink/RIR thing, in my experience. Both breeds (okay, breed and crossbreed) produce some pretty large eggs, especially when beginning to lay or on a really high-protein feed.
     
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  3. Riche Bronson

    Riche Bronson Songster

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    My RIR’s always lay huge eggs like that. I think some breeds are just big egg layers. Scary tho, because the only issues I’ve had with laying have been the giant egg layers. I would suggest maintaining a very consistent diet for that hen. You don’t want to start having issues with her becoming egg bound etc (which happened to one of mine when I upped the protein in their feed when they were sick one time.) Nightmare! Until then just enjoy the giant eggs that barely fit in a standard carton! How cool is that!?
     
  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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