Matilda has laid a giant egg...does this happen often???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by no1boxermom, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. no1boxermom

    no1boxermom New Egg

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    Matilda is a buff giant cochin and laid this egg weighing almost 8 oz and 4 inches long!
     
  2. azulrooster

    azulrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    my white leghorns do that on occasion....not sure why
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does happen from time to time and is not uncommon and does not indicate that anything is wrong with her. Just check her bum to make sure it didn't cause a prolapse. The egg is most likely a double yolker. Maybe she's an over-achiever.
     
  4. mamas farm

    mamas farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we get those too from our chickens I am not sure which hens lays them our Road island red's,or the barred Rock hens . I have also seen tiny eggs a while back when our hen started laying and our duck layed one too the big brown egg is normal size .[​IMG].
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That's a big'un! It's normal, as long as it's every once and a while, especially for first year layers :)
     
  6. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch!
     
  7. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That had to hurt coming out--poor Matilda.
     
  8. CountryBoy19

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    8 oz?

    Isn't the world record 7 oz?

    Sounds like you may have a record egg on your hands...
     
  9. no1boxermom

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    I have been researching the record egg. I will need to weigh the egg on a digital scale to be sure. It measures as large in cm as the record egg!
     
  10. rswartz

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    The largest chicken egg I could find online was from China and weighed 201 grams. After working on the conversion, it was about 7.09 ounces. I hope you contacted Guiness on that one!
     

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