HUGE egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DobieMom, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. DobieMom

    DobieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    Not sure which one of my gals left us this egg??? We have an older Easter Egger who lays every now & then. An old Americauma Cross who stopped laying a while ago, and 2 younger Americauna gals who may be just starting to lay now. Those would be the only 4 of the 16 hens we have that lay that color egg. My question is..... why is it so big? Next to it is an egg from my Barred Rock (Barbie) and a lemon. Dang thing is super heavy too. Is this normal?
     
  2. MistyValley

    MistyValley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] Ouchy!
     
  4. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Robin'sBrood :

    [​IMG] Ouchy!

    You said it!​
     
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    I don't know what is up with the big egg, mine laid one too yesterday and it was 2.7 oz. and white. I have no idea who laid it. I am ready to get a game cam just to find out who is laying what.

    How much does it weigh? A large egg should weigh 2 oz. That looks more than 3!
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    WOW ~ a double yolk maybe?
     
  7. knottydoll

    knottydoll Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree......wow indeed. My hen of indeterminate breeding has been laying double yolkers ever since she started laying about 6 weeks ago. Her biggest egg weighed 3.5 ounces and her smallest 3 ounces. She is wonderful to me, she should be after not starting to lay until 8 months old!!!!







    Rachel....Mum to 4 kids, 4 dogs, 4 cats, 3 guinea pigs , 14 fish and 5 hens....oh and wife to an understanding nurse!!
     
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    3.5 ounces? Sheesh that had to hurt!
     
  9. ybmagpye

    ybmagpye Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like your hen had an illicit trist with a goose! [​IMG]
     
  10. Billjr

    Billjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The proverbial OHH AHH BIRD![​IMG]
     

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