HUGE egg

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

  1. DobieMom

    DobieMom In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2009


    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 Chirping

    Sep 4, 2009
    Patterson MO
    [​IMG] WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Robin'sBrood :

    [​IMG] Ouchy!

    You said it!​
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2009
    I 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 Songster

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

    ybmagpye In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2009
    Fair Oaks, California
    Looks like your hen had an illicit trist with a goose! [​IMG]
  10. Billjr

    Billjr Songster

    Jan 15, 2010
    Central Jersey
    The proverbial OHH AHH BIRD![​IMG]

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