HUGE EGG... Will it incubate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MommaBugg, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found I ginornous buff colored egg. My first thought was that one of my ducks finaly started laying. But then I recalled reading that rouen/mallard eggs were a greenish color.. So one of my BO laid a huge egg, twice the size of the bigger ones they have been laying. How would a super big egg do if incubated? I know they say small eggs= small chicks.. what about huge eggs? are their any health risks to chick hatched from oversized eggs?

    We have had one of our BO girls lay a smaller double yolk, so my family was torn between trying to incubate it, and cracking it open to see how many yolks it has.
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would be afraid of hatching siamese twins [​IMG]
     
  3. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would be afraid of hatching siamese twins [​IMG]

    Funny thats what my hubby said lol.. could a large egg really produce a siamese baby? or just if it was double yolk?
     
  4. theredroosta

    theredroosta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There has only been a few instances of double yolkers hatching successfully. They develop full term but die in shell because they can't hatch by themselves. They also won't be identical, because it's just to yolks stuck in the same shell. Its the same as incubating 2 eggs that hatch at the same time. If I were you, I wouldn't because its just extra trouble and disappointment in the end.
     
  5. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it should be fine i say go for it [​IMG]
     
  6. yinepu

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  7. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Stressful!! [​IMG]
     
  8. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Stressful!! [​IMG]

    OK I cannot load videos on my pc, can someone tell me what it is? I am trying to upload the vid, no success so far though
     
  9. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Quote:X2 you can try it for S and G's but it's extra work for a big disappointment
     
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

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