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Holy HUGE egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bearcat73, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. bearcat73

    bearcat73 Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Southwest Ohio
    Two of my RIRs started laying last week (finally!). One of them is laying a HUGE and I mean ginormous egg! My daughter tried putting it in a "large" egg carton and the lid wouldn't close. So she put it in an "extra large" egg carton and it just barely fits. I had no idea they laid JUMBO eggs.
  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Feel sorry for the girl who did.
  3. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Could be a double yolker. We got tons of them when our hens were first laying. As they've gotten older we've been getting fewer double yolkers, but once in a while we still get one.
  4. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    One of my chickens, probably a Rhode Island Red, produced a 3 ounce egg last week. Eggs only have to weigh 2.5 ounces to be considered "jumbo."

    Mind you, she's only six months old.

    My wife fixed that huge 3 ounce egg for my breakfast -- it was a double yoker.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Congratulations. Some of us who would love the giant eggs don't get them... we've had 1 or 2 in the past 4 weeks.
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    We got our first double-yolk yesterday. The kids thought it was really cool to see two yolks in one egg.
  7. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Sometimes chickens really out do themselves [​IMG]
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I got one of those this morning myself! I measured it and it is 3" long! [​IMG] Poor hen... I'm certain it is a double yolker and yours probably is also. Congrats! Those double yolkers are fun to get every once in awhile. [​IMG]
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We have an EE that lays eggs that big consistently. HUGE green eggs. They are single yolkers, but the yolk is really big and orange. Great flavor too!

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