GIGANTIC egg!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jenhon, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. jenhon

    jenhon New Egg

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    Is it normal for my BSL (who normally lays small to medium size eggs), to lay a MASSIVE egg?? It's 3 in tall and 2in wide...Seriously,I have no idea HOW it came out of HER!!

    The egg on the right is not hers but it is pretty close to the size that she normally lays. I mean WOW!

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    There is a wide range of "normal" when it comes to things like egg size, etc. It is not at all unusual for a hen to have the occasional much smaller or much larger egg that falls outside the typical range for her. Also, depending on age and which laying cycle she is currently in (1st, 2nd, etc) you can expect to see changes that are more long-term where the "odd" eggs become the new normal as her system continues to mature and run it's course.
     
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  3. jenhon

    jenhon New Egg

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    I'm glad to know that it is normal...I was shocked! I was making sure that she was ok after I found the egg this morning! ha ha ha!!
     
  4. WyoChickens

    WyoChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow that's huge!!! One of our hens laid a big double yolk egg, but I don't think it was as big as that one. Poor chicken!
     
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  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Ouch. When one of my chickens on occasion laid an egg that big it was usually a double yolker.
     
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  6. jenhon

    jenhon New Egg

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    **update** It was a double yolk!! My son and I split it for breakfast this morning! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. davemacg

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    Crazy giant egg laid today by one of our two 25 week old Easter Eggers. Went from these smallish sizes on the left to this Ostrich egg. They just started laying last week. Most likely a double yolk? What does this? It is really massive.


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  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    :oops: Are you SURE you don't have a pet ostrich?
     

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