Monster egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Agilityscots, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an ENORMOUS egg from one of my girls today: 2.7 ounces! USDA jumbo, according to the website, is 2.5 ounces!! The others are in the range of 1.5-1.7 ounces. I have no idea who laid it, but geez, it looked painful. Anyone else ever get eggs this big?

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  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Yup! A double-yolker for sure!
    We average about one every five or six days.
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  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    WOW!!! Poor girl. That must have hurt!
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My White Pekin that gets egg bound laid a 4 yolk egg after her last "binding" incident. I felt so bad for her!!!
     
  5. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mudhen: yep, I'm hoping...we haven't had a double-yolker yet! I can't wait to crack it open and see. My mom told me that someone who "used to raise chickens" (you know how that goes) said that double-yolkers mean a hen is nearing the end of her laying days. I know this cannot be true since my girls are six months old and I know many others have reported lots of double-yolkers!

    Inayasha: that's the first thing I thought, too. OUCH.

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  6. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh good Lord! How did you get her "unbound"?

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  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:Oh good Lord! How did you get her "unbound"?

    Amy

    When she gets bound I warm up a blanket in the dryer and hold her in my lap massaging her abdomen and the surrounding area. I was told to give her liquid calcium and tried that,, she wasn't cooperative, someone else said try mineral oil around her vent, I think she was insulted. The shell didn't harden completely on that egg, it was pretty soft when it moved down. As soon as it started showing I was able to kind of pinch the end together and slowly pull it out, but it took so long and she was so patient! She gets bound up ever few weeks, but since that instance it hasn't happened again and she's laying like a Gatling gun!
     
  8. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Since it is abnormally large for yours, I would assume a double yolker.

    My Australorps always lay Jumbo(2.5-2.75 ounces) and what I call super jumbos(2.75+ ounces), not double yolkers.

    I had one girl, Raven, that always laid 3+ ounce eggs. She prolapsed this year and had to be put down. She also had a broke egg in her and had egg white running out of her. Her daughter(Baby Raven), which hatched 2 weeks before the incident, has started to lay. Her pullet eggs are 2 ounce, large, eggs.

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  9. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yikes, well let's hope this isn't a sign of future problems to come, whether it's prolapsing or being eggbound! Sorry to hear about your girl.

    Amy
     
  10. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh good Lord! How did you get her "unbound"?

    Amy

    When she gets bound I warm up a blanket in the dryer and hold her in my lap massaging her abdomen and the surrounding area. I was told to give her liquid calcium and tried that,, she wasn't cooperative, someone else said try mineral oil around her vent, I think she was insulted. The shell didn't harden completely on that egg, it was pretty soft when it moved down. As soon as it started showing I was able to kind of pinch the end together and slowly pull it out, but it took so long and she was so patient! She gets bound up ever few weeks, but since that instance it hasn't happened again and she's laying like a Gatling gun!

    Thanks for sharing...good to know that there's a trick for this, in case it ever happens here!

    Amy
     

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