ISA Brown's huge eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JayWhit, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. JayWhit

    JayWhit Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 ISA Browns. Seems like once every week or so I find a huge egg. Size comparison....When I shut the lid on one of the 1/2 dozen egg cartons, it will hardly close. And these eggs have two yolks. Is this common? I don't mind cause they are great tasting. But just curious if something is wrong? The egg is odd-looking, like it has a slight ripple in the shell. Thanks for your opinions.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Are they young? Have they been laying for more than 3 months?
     
  3. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because ISA Browns are a form of a sex-link, they are breed for egg laying. I would think it to be normal for them to lay an occasional double-yoker. How old are the hens? Because that could make a difference as well. The only concern I would have is an egg-bound hen, where the egg is too large for the hen to pass. So just watch out for uncomfortable hens, a drop in production, ect.
     
  4. Nevada Sun

    Nevada Sun Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,, I am new to this,, I have 16 layers,, 3 Isa Browns and 2 Black Sex Links and Amaracaunas.. and bantams , Silkies,, and one very happy Rooster.. they are just starting to Lay.. 5 eggs a day.. but the eggs are small,, I guess it is because they are Young??
     
  5. JayWhit

    JayWhit Out Of The Brooder

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    They have been laying for about 1.5 months. They are consistent layers. Just weird that the one has a larger than normal egg every week or two. I haven't noticed any hens walking funny. hoping that they'll end up staying normal. Lol
     
  6. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    The eggs are most likely small because they are young, like you guessed.
    @Jay, they should be fine. Enjoy the double-yokers while they come!
     
  7. Nevada Sun

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    HI,, I am up in Canada, manitoba,, so my Birds will be 5months old now,, and getting ready for the cold weather in the near future,, Do young birds usually have double yolks or just when ever?
     
  8. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Birds that are about 1 year old seem to have the largest eggs, but they can lay them whenever :)
     

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