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Jumbo Egg Surprise

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 12 Acres, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

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    When I gathered the morning's eggs I found this gargantuan orb beneath our Australorp pullet, Rosanna. I was so stunned I actually exclaimed, "Wow! Rosanna!" I didn't know she had it in her!

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    I tried to weigh this egg on our digital UPS scale but it was too light to register. I had to use my kitchen scale and near as I can figure this egg weighs around 2.6 ounces. The USDA says that a large egg weighs 2 oz, an extra large weighs 2.25 oz, and a jumbo egg weighs 2.5 oz. It's so big I can't keep it in the egg carton with the other eggs because I can't close the lid!

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    Rosanna is a sweet girl and a bit of an airhead. What a good girl!

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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

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    [​IMG] Holy cow! LOL
     
  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    Quote:Or, Holy Chicken, as the case may be! [​IMG]
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Ohhhh my [​IMG]

    Im not looking forward to labor after seeing that, LOL!!!!!
     
  5. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

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    If I had a hen that dropped eggs like that she could be all the airhead she wants!

    Congrats on the extra-jumbo egg.
     
  6. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

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    Tomorrow morning I'll find out if it's a double yolker when I crack it open for breakfast!
     
  7. setter4

    setter4 Songster

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    Oooohhhh....I wonder if it's a double or a TRIPLE yolk??? You have to report in when you use it. [​IMG]
    I had a gorgeous double for lunch that one of my BO's gave me this morning. Such good girls.[​IMG]
     
  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    wow that a big egg... Jumbo might be an understatement... Super is more like it.
     
  9. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

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    I will be sure to report the results on the number of yolks tomorrow! [​IMG]
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Any news get on how many yolks ???????
     

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