Made an interesting discovery today

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by harmona1, May 20, 2011.

  1. harmona1

    harmona1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been getting HUGE rich brown eggs from some of my chickens, so big and fat that the large cartons (and occasionally a jumbo!) won't close over them. I assumed they were coming from my 2 silver cuckoo Marans. Janis and Joan are a year older than my other brown egg layers, and I figured the big eggs were coming from the older, considerably larger chickens. I started to suspect I was wrong when I lost one of my Red Stars to a dog a few weeks ago, and the number of those eggs dropped. Today I got confirmation: It's my little Red Star, Melora, who's pumping them out. Poor thing- the eggs are almost as large as she is!
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Give that hard working gal a few extra treats. Sorry you lost the other one.
     
  3. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how 'bout some pics ? [​IMG]
     
  4. harmona1

    harmona1 Out Of The Brooder

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    In my avatar pic you can kinda see them. They're the two far right on the top. But I'll post a couple when I get another giant one! :)

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