Hmmm EXTRA EXTRA jumbo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annrich, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all
    My RIR has been laying for about 6 weeks. She lays eggs the size of tennis balls , always double yolkers. She lays about 4 days out of the week. I was wondering if the size is going to change? I do get double yolks from the newbies sometimes but she has very large eggs and her comb is huge and flopping over. It is also fire engine red. Does anyone know why her comb would do that? All my other hens have average combs, nice and red and lay great.

    I don't have a light on in the coop either. She free ranges most of the day. Is in a coop with attached run at night. They have great space in the coop and run. She reminds me of a hen in an egg production company.

    My poor baby
     
  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    The size of the egg might change but from the description of her comb she might just lay huge eggs the rest of her life.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sometimes, it's an inherited trait. I have a RIR/Buff Orp cross pullet who lays those whopper eggs/double yolkers frequently. I was told that the Buff Orps she descended from are genetically predisposed to laying the doubles.
     
  4. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Golden Buffs, Blanche, fits the same description as yours (big floppy comb) and she also lays giant double-yoked eggs several times a week. I just cherish them. At my house, we battle over who gets Blanche's eggs!
     
  5. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Thank you so much for asking and answering my questions LOL.... I have a couple of BR that their combs are big, red, and are flopped over too... and the past two days I have been getting a HUGE egg... double yokers... well I now think I know who is laying... "curly top or floppy" [​IMG]

    Can I charge extra for these eggs??? LOL
     
  6. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!!

    I feel better knowing it's not something I did wrong to her. I just thinks she looks so funny with that floppy thing. But I can tell her apart from the other RIR's.

    As for the giant eggs. I don't eat eggs but I have a large family that loves eggs. And they also fight over them. They write their names on it with a sharpie.
     
  7. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    As for the giant eggs. I don't eat eggs but I have a large family that loves eggs. And they also fight over them. They write their names on it with a sharpie.

    [​IMG] too funny​
     
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  8. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she's not a RIR.
    Quote:Same with me!
    My Barred rock's comb is the same way.
    All floppy and bent!
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2007
  9. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She is 100% RIR
    My camera is broke right now. I will look for a younger picture of her and post it.
     
  10. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    Well she is one of them by the ladder. The red ones lol. wow Look at that camera date. I wish there was green grass like that in Jan. lol

    They were only 11 weeks in this picture.

    I need new pictures
     

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