How heavy is your egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Papa John59, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Papa John59

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    We have a young Leghorn pullet (approx 35 weeks old) who has been laying for a couple of months now. Everything is great with her laying ability. She's weighing in just shy of 2 kg (last weekend) and eats constantly.
    But the eggs she lays are bewildering! Normally, a Leghorn's egg is to weight around 55 grams, from everything that I have read. But not my girl....at least 4 days a week she will pop out a giant! I'm talking 85 grams or so. Today, it was a whopping 94 grams!
    Now I know there is someone who is thinking that its one of our other hen, but, today my son sat outside the coop until she announced to the world that she had laid, and this is what he found.
    My wife laughing said, "that's like if I gave birth to a 11 lb baby!"
    We are not complaining, just wondering, "Whats going on?"

    So tell me.....how big is your egg?
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  2. casportpony

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    Wow, that is huge, that's as big as a peahen egg! Do you think it might be a double yolker?
     
  3. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    :eek: That is really something!!!
     
  4. Papa John59

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    Sometimes they are double, and sometimes they aren't. It's become a game for the kids, guessing if they are doubled or not. This one will have to wait a few days before its used.
     
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  5. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    I've got a sex link (2 1/2 years old) that lays enormous eggs. Sometimes double sometimes single, but always huge. I've weighed one that was 104 grams and one was bigger even than that. I will try to post some pictures later. They do not fit in egg cartons, at least not if you want them to close, so get used right away. I worry about her prolapsing since they are so darned big, but so far she's done fine.
     
  6. casportpony

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    Four large Muscovy duck eggs
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    Four Pea eggs
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  7. Papa John59

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    I didn't even think about her prolapsing! Better start planning of this!
     
  8. coach723

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    Here's a few pictures of a few of my enormous ones:

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  10. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Crowing

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    Yes, definitely have either hydrocortisone and/or Preparation H - original formulas, no "pain-relief" versions - on hand, just in case. If it ever happens, a cool water rinse of the prolapsed tissue with water, then rub either hydrocortisone or Preparation H on the prolapse before gently pushing them back in. One or the other is fine, not both. They help decrease the swelling which can keep the hen from continuing to strain because of the swelling … and push it all back out again.

    As is good preparation for any potential injury or sickness, having a crate ready is always a good idea, as other hens will peck at it and can actually pull her intestines out (pick-out).

    Our little California Leghorn consistently lays Jumbo eggs- one of the smallest hens in the flock. Hopefully things continue trouble free, but that's what to have on hand just in case. I always marvel at the size of some of these eggs!!
     

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