Monster egg!!

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

  1. kathleengp

    kathleengp Songster

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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 Songster

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

    Gonzo Songster

    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. 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 Songster

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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
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] my aussies usually lay those eggs, but a red star??? The poor thing.
    Someone deserves a can of mealworms today!
     
  8. 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 Songster

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    No! No! Hatch it! It'll be Arnold Schwartzachicken!!
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

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

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