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Massive eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lindz, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Lindz

    Lindz Chirping

    Jul 8, 2011
    Eastern Iowa
    OK so last week we had an issue, one of my Male ducks got into it with something still not sure what it was, he stood up for the rest of the crew and died. It ended up killing one of my Silkie babies also. But thats not why Im posting. I was doing my normal routine, went out to shut the coop door for the night and collect eggs, I walk into the coop and they are all huddled in the corner scared as was I. I look in the nest boxes and I found a massive EE egg, along with some others. I was pretty pumped. Ive never found one that big before. This all happend Thursday night. Crack it open Saturday morning and sure enough it was a double yolker. [​IMG] Fast foward to today, just went out to let our new dog out who is protecting the coop from preditors, went and checked on the chickens and ducks. Look in the nest box and find another huge egg, sure looks just like the last one. So Im assuming that its another double yolker.

    Here is Thursdays double yolker

    Here is the egg in the pan

    And here is Todays egg

    Im happy and all that she is laying big eggs, but my question is, Is this normal? Should I just keep expecting her to lay these big eggs? At first I thought she layed that egg because she was scared half to death, but they have been locked up pretty much since it happend so that wouldn't explain today. Maybe there is no explaination...[​IMG]

  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Young birds tend to lay them, but not all young birds will. I had one do it almost every other day for 3 years, she slowed down this year (only 4).
  3. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Songster

    Jun 28, 2011
    Chesterville, Maine
    I love getting those ! Mine range from tiny bantam size eggs, to double yolker. [​IMG]
  4. rrrmamma

    rrrmamma Songster

    Jul 27, 2010
    New Concord,Ohio
    I recently acquired a mixed flock from a neighbor who didn't want to raise chickens anymore. I think they are about 2 yrs old. I have been getting lots of Jumbo (70 -75 grams) but today was the all time record! 95 grams from a Buff Orpington. I saw her lay it. It has been raining alot here in Ohio, maybe she thinks she's a duck [​IMG]
  5. Lindz

    Lindz Chirping

    Jul 8, 2011
    Eastern Iowa
    Quote:[​IMG] It is raining here too. Ill keep eating them if she keeps giving them too me. My daughter loves them. And [​IMG] 95 Grams!! Thats a biggin. Does it hurt them at all?

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