I have an OVER-ACHEIVING Chicken!

Chickie-chan

Chirping
7 Years
Jul 9, 2012
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That is HUGE! How old is she? The eggs look shiney. Is is the lighting or do you do something differently? Good job!
 

Den in Penn

Songster
8 Years
Dec 15, 2011
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SE Pa.
Have you weighed it yet? There are many reasons for a larger egg. She may have eaten well the day before, the egg took longer being made, it be a double yoke.
 

Jim19053

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 21, 2012
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3
24
The eggs were shiny because I just rinsed them. I cracked it open and it was a double. I have had 3 doubles in the last couple weeks but they were not unusually large. As far as weighing it- I just ate it! I don't have a scale to weigh my eggs. Maybe I should get one.

Jim
 

ChickensRDinos

Songster
7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
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Los Angeles
WOW! It probably has two or three yokes inside. It's basically the same thing that happens when people-ladies have twins. Take a pic when you crack it open and let us know.
 
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sezjasper

Songster
7 Years
May 6, 2012
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Eldersburg, Maryland
WOW, what a beauty! Jim, do you know which of your hens laid this egg? One of my hens, a BR, has given us a huge egg twice now (and I posted about it each time...lol...) Isn't it a thrill?? You'd think we had laid the eggs ourselves!
 

Chickie-chan

Chirping
7 Years
Jul 9, 2012
153
5
81
The eggs were shiny because I just rinsed them. I cracked it open and it was a double. I have had 3 doubles in the last couple weeks but they were not unusually large. As far as weighing it- I just ate it! I don't have a scale to weigh my eggs. Maybe I should get one.

Jim
Oh ok!
 

Jim19053

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 21, 2012
38
3
24
Jim, do you know which of your hens laid this egg?

I am going to guess the hen with a sore butt! I really don't know. I have 6 hens and usually get 5 eggs a day. The eggs are usually similar in color and size- except that one. It made a very nice pepper and onion omelette!
 

sezjasper

Songster
7 Years
May 6, 2012
471
49
128
Eldersburg, Maryland
When I started a thread about my "mega-eggs" a member posted with an idea with a gift for my chicken---one of those inflatable donut pillows! I just about fell off the chair laughing! My daughter (age 11) was reading over my shoulder saying "I don't get it" and the more she said, the funnier it got.
 

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