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Is there such a thing as a too large egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pennyhen, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Pennyhen

    Pennyhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 9, 2009
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    Hi,
    O.K. I found this HUGE egg in the girs favorite laying spot today. There was no blood or anything but, should I be concerned about the hen? it weighs 2.9 oz! All of their eggs are getting larger but this was a shock this a.m. I put the 1/4 cup measure in for size comparison. I cant even close the egg carton on it!

    is this O.K.?

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  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Nope, nothing wrong with it. Just some good eatin's! [​IMG]

    I've had a couple like that. They were double yolkers.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009
  3. CanadianCrower

    CanadianCrower Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had a few like that too. One was a triple-yolker. I'm pretty sure they must hurt. Poor chickies [​IMG]
     
  4. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a bigger one than that today--I seem to have hen that lays these double yolkers several times a week.
     

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