I just got two of the biggest eggs I've ever got out of my pen.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by scgamecock, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    They are twice the size of anything else I picked up today.I have been noticing about one a week for a while now but today I get two.I have 3 Delaware hens that are close to 1 year old and if they are doing that then I want some more of them.Delaware's are known for laying jumbo double yolkers.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I have a black pullet that frequently lay huge eggs. Here is a picture of the one from today with a normal large egg.
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  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Yeah I have been getting an occasional jumbo egg but recently there have been some slobberknockers.I kid you not these two are twice the size of my largest egg today.Thye make them look like bantam eggs.
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    This one today was 4.5 ozs.
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    It must be the season for HUGE mondo eggs. [​IMG] I had two massive double yolkers last week (couldn't shut the egg carton). One was from one of my White Leghorns and the other (I think) was my Red Star. This week, however, I have had two that look like something the size of a sparrow broke in and laid an egg. LOL I am just chalking it up to my girls being new layers and their little bodies adjusting to egg laying.
     
  6. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I've got a jumbo egg carton from the grocery store and the lid will not shut.
     
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    My Jumbo one frequently doesn't shut. I have to wonder why they keep laying when they have these big eggs. You would think that would hurt.
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that weighs her "wombo" (as I call them) eggs!

    But holy cow....4.5 ozs! That's a GOOSE EGG!

    Biggest I've had thus far was 3.4 ozs. (had 2 of them - one just last week), and I just cannot visualize a bigger one! The neatest part of my last one was that it came from an EE, so it was green! Pretty!
     
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Usually hers are more in the 3 oz range but, yesterdays was extra huge. It hurts me to just think about them laying an egg that big.

    A GREEN one that big-wow-that would be neat to see.
     

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