Had our second loss ever ** UPDATE**

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Crazy4Chicks, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    No not a chicken loss LOL

    My girls all lay there eggs at different times of the day and all pretty much use the same nest to lay in so it is really hard for a newbie like me to know who laid what.. except the two green eggs I get I pretty much know who they are from

    Well yesterday I collected eggs like always and I thought I got them all before putting everyone to bed...but I missed one [​IMG] and this is the BIGGEST egg we have gotten since our girls started laying - it was frozen and had already cracked so I know it is a goner. The egg is 3 inches long and at the middle going around is at least 6 inches there is a little blood on the shell and it is a lightish brown color - dont know if it was a double yoker have not finished cracking it open I am going to wait till DH gets home so he can see how big this sucker is !! man I wish I had checked before bed, but it was cold and yea I was a little lazy about looking - that will never happen again !!
    and since I dont know what breeds lay what color egg I really cant tell who's it is, but there is a tiny little blackish grey feather stuck to it and I do have silver laced cochins, but the eggs I have been getting from them are a nice darker brown - I really need a digatal camera -

    I really hope this is not a double I would hate to have my very first one lost because it got frozen
    I will let you know when we open it

    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    By the books I have read Brahma lays bigger then Cochin!

    but, I have really huge Cochin eggs in the bator now. ![​IMG]

    Sure someone would know more then I
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    That's to bad it froze on you, it can happen awful fast sometimes. I would definitely fry or cook up for the hens. They love cooked or fryed eggs, and might give you another reward! [​IMG]

  4. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    [​IMG] I just cracked it open so DH could see -- it was a double yoker !!! my first one ever [​IMG]

    oh well it got cooked and I will give it to the girls along with a few other treats in the morning

    but I am happy to know that someone in the coop gave me a double yoker [​IMG]

    oh well hopefully I will get another someday

  5. Charlie Chicken

    Charlie Chicken Songster

    Dec 24, 2007
    Phippsburg, ME
    An egg should not be considered "lost" just because it was frozen and/or cracked. Its still a perfectly good egg and all you have to do is thaw it out and cook it. The next most exciting thing to getting a "first egg" is getting a big double yolker and then eating it.
  6. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    well I was not sure if it was alright to eat it - since it was out there all night and it was good and frozen, it did not go to waste I cooked it and added a few others to it and feed it back to the girls.

    I did ask them who laid it, but no-one is telling. Is there a breed of chicken that seems to lay more doubles than other breeds or is it just ' one of those thngs?"
    I hope to get another one.

  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    My second double yolker came four days after the first - so keep looking there will be another one!
  8. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    boy I hope it was such a huge surprise to get that one - since my girls have not been laying long

    how often do you get doubles?
  9. Princessferf

    Princessferf In the Brooder

    Nov 30, 2007
    I have RIRs and we get double-yolkers on a semi-regular basis. (maybe one every week or two)

    We have one or two who lay smallish eggs, most lay standard (medium to large) sized eggs and one or two who lay these HUGE eggs (too big for the carton). The huge ones almost always have a double yolk.

    We started getting these giant eggs not long after they started laying (about a month after if I remember right). It sure makes for an interesting mix of eggs in the carton. [​IMG]

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