HUGE egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jesse L, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Jesse L

    Jesse L New Egg

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    One of my coturnix quail layed a HUGE egg. Looks almost double the size it should be, but doesnt look double yolk. Its shaped and looks the same as the smaller eggs normally layed but its just huge!!

    What could cause this? Will the egg hatch if incubated? If it does, will it hatch a large bird?
     
  2. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Jesse:

    Ouch. Just hearing about this hurts. Poor thing.

    Is she a new layer? Usually the first eggs are small, but this one sounds like a bruiser (pun intendend).

    I think all you can do is wait and see?

    Good luck.

    Geri
     
  3. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a huge one last month and i but it in the incubator and seemed to grow slower than the others.Ended up quiting
     
  4. Jesse L

    Jesse L New Egg

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    Nope she is not a new layer - thankfully.

    Alright, thanks for the information! Ill put it in the incubator when i collect enough eggs and see what happens!
     

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