Is it unhealthy to lay a giant egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HilldaleChicks, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. HilldaleChicks

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    My 7 month old barred rock hen layed a giant egg today. What causes that and is it unhealthy? My 10 hens typically get along well, but this morning she was on a rampage picking at the others, then she went in the coop and pushed out this giant egg![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    That is huge! No wonder she was cranky! For a pullet that haven't been laying long, large eggs, tiny eggs, eggs with two/three yolks, eggs with no yolks, eggs without a shell, etc. are common. Soon she'll get the system figured out, and eggs like this will become less common if seen at all.
     
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  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the above.As long as oyster shells are provided she will be fine.
     
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  5. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gotten 3 super jumbo eggs over 77 grams, from my 38 week old pullets. 81 to 95 grams, 3.35 ounces. Over 50 dozen have been between small, when they started to lay, to mostly XL and jumbo presently. I don't think it's unhealthy, but I wouldn't want to be the one to lay it. OUCH. GC
     
  6. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be the one to want to eat it[​IMG]
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Curious.....
    How long has she been laying?
    If she laid an egg the day before?
    ......and what's in there.... double/triple yolks....shelled egg within a shelled egg???
     
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  8. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was just about to ask just that. The only time any of my chicks layed anything that large that is exactly what it turned out to be: A 'Chinese nesting-box' egg pair.
     
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  9. HilldaleChicks

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  10. HilldaleChicks

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    Update: I cracked the egg open today and it was a normal double yolk inside.
     
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