HOW common is to get exta large with double yolks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunflowerenvy, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my ladies are starting [2monthes] laying eggs and i am getting x-large eggs and when i open the shell i get two egg yolks and 2 fluid same has i open 2 large eggs. so how common is it to get x larges eggs like that? i presume it coming from my leghorn n BO
     
  2. jennifer@couplandtx.org

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have leghorns, and when they first start laying you will get quite a few double yolks! Yeah, what a surprise. But as they get older that will stop.. I have started weighing my eggs, I can eyeball it now and know how many grams they are. Yes, I need another hobby [​IMG]
     
  3. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have leghorns, and when they first start laying you will get quite a few double yolks! Yeah, what a surprise. But as they get older that will stop.. I have started weighing my eggs, I can eyeball it now and know how many grams they are. Yes, I need another hobby [​IMG]

    why r u weigh your egg anyways?

    i love the eggs it take up less room in the refig lol​
     
  4. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my white leghorns also lays MEGA eggs- usually once a week or so (once she layed one the wouldn't fit in the carton!!!) -other days she just lays a regular sized egg. She's been laying for about 6 weeks now and I think I haven't had a really big one in about a week...so she might just be getting more regular.
     
  5. joehafner

    joehafner Out Of The Brooder

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    My red stars have been laying for about 2 months now and have settled on 2oz eggs straight out. I have some BO's that are starting in and I'm betting 3oz eggs regularly right now. I'm sure they will settle down.

    I did get one of these last month though

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4566767#p4566767

    Most of my large eggs seem to be doublers.
     
  6. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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