Holy Moly, my pullet laid a 2.4 oz. egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sreihart, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. sreihart

    sreihart Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so excited today. One of my pullets laid this huge egg that weighed 2.4 ounces! I've been weighing them and the Wyandottes began laying 1.6, which is a medium egg. When the Orpingtons began laying, they started laying larger eggs, 1.8 usually with one at 2.0. But this one is huge compared to all the others. According to a chart I found online, a JUMBO egg is 2.2 oz and this one was .2 ounces larger!

    My girls make me proud : [​IMG]

    I just had to brag [​IMG]
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What, no pictures?

    Without photos, it didn't happen.


  3. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    [​IMG] [​IMG] probly she eat and there is no poof [​IMG]
  4. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2010
    Sebastopol, CA
    Well, congrats & I would have loved a picture, too - was it a double-yolker?

    Somewhat on topic: All the eggs I have weighed have been 1.8 oz, "medium". But no 1.7, 1.9, all 1.8. I checked my scale, it's accurate so I will brag about my very consistent hens [​IMG]
  5. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Wish I still had that old white leghorns. She layer inconsistently but, when she did lay, she laid eggs that I am sure were bigger than jumbo. Never weighed them but they wouldn't fit in jumbo carton. I have actually hatched duck eggs that were smaller than she laid.
  6. sreihart

    sreihart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I will have a pic this evening sometime. I took them, but haven't had a chance to download. Stay tuned!!
  7. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    One of my pullets did that last week when I was on vacation.

    When I got home I went and asked the hens who laid the big one and no one would own it!!!

    Guess they were afraid I'd expect that all the time. [​IMG]

    Give your girl some extra treats today!
  8. sreihart

    sreihart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, here's a couple of pictures. I still haven't broken it yet, but I bet it's a double-yolker. I love the suspense!


  9. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    This chart was posted by another BYC member:

    Below 1.5 is pee wee
    1.5-1.75 is small
    1.75-2.0 is medium
    2.0-2.25 is large
    2.25-2.5 is extra large
    2.5-2.75 is jumbo
    above that they are considered unpackable/ungradeable.

    One of my Sex Links laid a 2.5 egg last week...it was not long but very round...looks like
    she probably might have been squawking big time when she laid it! [​IMG]
  10. our 5 chickie babies

    our 5 chickie babies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    Quote:Hello The old saying is: No pic did'nt happen...LOL

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