Monster egg!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kathleengp, May 17, 2010.

  1. kathleengp

    kathleengp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Imagine my shock when I opened the nestbox!! Here it is in my hand.....dinner for 4!!

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    And by placing the narrow end in I was able to push it into an egg carton. The eggs to the left and in front of it are very large size eggs. The 2 white ones are small bantam eggs.

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    Laid by a Red Star.....who miraculously seems to be walking fine......
     
  2. redturtle

    redturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol...it does sound like a miracle that she is walking a-ok....holy thats a whopper!
     
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Ouch! One of our Australorps did that last year.... She didn't lay again for almost 3 weeks!
     
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Are you sure that an ostrich didn't sneak into your hen house? [​IMG]
     
  5. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOAH!!!!! That's awesome!!! It's so big it makes your hand look like a child's!! [​IMG]

    Did she make a lot of noise while she was laying? [​IMG]

    Very cool. thank you for posting. [​IMG]
     
  6. kathleengp

    kathleengp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was very quiet, actually. I am waiting to see how long it takes for her to lay again - I think she deserves a few days off!

    I haven't opened the egg yet - it's got to be at least multiple yolks. In one issue of BY Poultry mag, there was a pic of a huge egg like this and it turned out to be an egg WITHIN an egg! So we'll see :) I have to finish taking pics first - lol.
     
  7. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    [​IMG] [​IMG] my aussies usually lay those eggs, but a red star??? The poor thing.
    Someone deserves a can of mealworms today!
     
  8. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really?? An egg within an egg? That's crazy!!

    When you crack it open, be sure to post pics here so we can see what's inside!! [​IMG]

    SmartyChick, what is an aussie? Is it an australorp, or something else? Sorry if it's a dumb question. [​IMG]
     
  9. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    No! No! Hatch it! It'll be Arnold Schwartzachicken!!
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:x 2 and lots of treats!
     

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