GIGANTIC egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3cutechicks, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. 3cutechicks

    3cutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple weeks ago I had a tiny little egg from one chicken. Today I got a huge egg from Cinderella, her half sister who is an Americauna. I weighed one her other eggs and it weighed 1.5 oz. The huge egg weighs 2.5 oz. It had to hurt. Did I do something wrong or was she backed up waiting for her step sister to get out of the nesting box?[​IMG]
     
  2. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    You didn't do anything wrong and she is not backed up--she's just laying you a nice big egg--my Ameraucana's lay the biggest eggs of all the hens in my flock. Just Enjoy!!! [​IMG]

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  3. links_56

    links_56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some chickens just lay a huge egg every now and then.
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    GAAAWWWWW LEE!
     
  5. jlmann

    jlmann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ameracauna's lay very large eggs too and I've even had a few double yolkers from them. Was your egg a double? One of mine started off with small eggs then went to doubles for maybe four or five eggs then just started laying BIG eggs. Some of them are so big they won't let the lid on an egg carton close. Really great birds though!
     
  6. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they all lay like that from time to time. Enjoy your eggs.
     
  7. chicktwit

    chicktwit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorns lay the hugest eggs. Some have been double yolkers & they're not the biggest chickens in the flock. I also have some huge orpingtons who lay a smaller egg than that. I don't know how those leghorns get those things out. Ouch! They look like they would hurt. I bet they're very relieved when it's over.

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  8. 3cutechicks

    3cutechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if there is a double or not. I don't want to crack it because I love to show the people that come over. The carton cant close at all. it is twice the size.
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