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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blisschick, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Today was a nasty day, but my Jersey girls were good and layed 5 for 5. I got home late, so I was gathering them in the dark. Imagine my surprise when the flashlight reavealed this!!

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    This beaut weighs in at a full 2 oz. and is 3 1/4 in. long. It's the most massive egg I've ever seen a chicken lay! If it hadn't been a Jersey doing it, I would have looked for a dead bird!

    Here's comparing it to what I normally get from my girls.

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    I'll have to candle it to see if it has a double yolk. I'm seriously thinking about trying to incubate it to see what happens. I may hatch a T-rex! [​IMG]
     
  2. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    wow that is big. hatchit hatchit hatchit.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Any chickens walking backwards??? OMG
     
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Quote:Not that I can tell, they're all in bed for the evening. I will be on the lookout for the bowlegged one tomorrow.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    OUCH!

    I think that's even bigger than the one I found awhile back.
     
  6. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is HUGE! I vote incubator time!!! Maybe you will get a goose out of it [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  7. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely candle to see if it's a double yolk.

    Didn't I read somewhere on here that if it is a double yolk, that both embryos would die eventually?

    If that is the case, no sense trying to incubate it, right?
     
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    True...if it's a double yolk, I don't think it would make it. On the other hand, there's plenty of room for two...or a family of 5. [​IMG]
     
  9. Screebert

    Screebert Out Of The Brooder

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    Eat it. Don't hatch it!! It's a double-yolk, which will hatch out crippled twins. That happened to a huge egg I incubated, years ago. 2 chicks with crippled legs hatched from one egg. They lived only a day or so.

    Heck, it might even be a triple-yolk.

    Do you have a turkey? That's an incredibly huge egg.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  10. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I have turkeys, but they don't have access to the pen.

    Didn't think of it being a triple yolk, being Jersey eggs. They're jumbo sized to start with.
     

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