Monster Egg Picture

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dacdeihl, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is an egg that I collected on Monday I think. It weighed 3 oz. The other two weighed in at around 2 oz.
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  2. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seem to get lots of these huge eggs... is this normal? Every time I get one all I can think of is "ouch." Some won't fit in the egg cartons.
     
  3. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have a white leghorn hen that layed double yolkers all the time. Her eggs were huge! I had heard that a hen that lays double yolkers won't lay them for long, but she laid one ever other day for five years, until the neighbor's dog got her.
     
  4. proudmama88

    proudmama88 Out Of The Brooder

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    OUCH.

    Whoever is responsible for that one deserves some treats, poor girl. [​IMG]
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Your chicken didn't lay those. A relic population of pterodactyls must have established a rookery in your coop. [​IMG]
     
  6. TDB

    TDB Out Of The Brooder

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    sometimes when a chicken just starts laying you get bigger eggs but at about 1 year old they should lay only normal sized eggs
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I got these eggs today. The one on the left weighs (large egg) 60 grams/2.11 ounces., the one on the right weighs (jumbo) 90 grams/3.17 ounces.

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    I weigh all of my eggs. Probably most people that do weigh their eggs, do it in ozs. I personally use grams.

    Modern Sizes (USA)

    Size Mass per egg
    Jumbo, Greater than 2.5 oz. or over 69 g
    Extra-Large, Greater than 2.25 oz. or 64-69 g

    Large, Greater than 2 oz. or 56-63 g

    Medium, Greater than 1.75 oz. or 49-55 g

    Small, Greater than 1.5 oz. or 42-48 g

    Peewee Less than 1.5 oz. or 42 g
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  8. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around Thanksgiving time we had a 100 gram egg..3.5 ounces then about a week later we had 2 new layers lay 75gram eggs in the same day.We also use grams not ounces for all of our eggs.
     
  9. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have gotten about three of the Jumbo eggs out of my six hens. They are just over a year. The one layed with no shell was the wildest I have ever witnessed.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I just got my biggest egg ever. It weighed 96 grams/3.38 onces. The egg on the left weighs 60 grams/2.11 onces.

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    Here it is next to a fart egg.
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