Monster egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kidd42, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. kidd42

    kidd42 Songster

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    I go out to collect eggs yesterday evening, I have a Dominique that has gone broody on me. I open the egg door and see that the cochins have laid egg's there, the Dominique is usually sitting on all the eggs but I notice that she is sitting out in front of the egg boxes. I reach under her and feel this huge egg. Pull it out from under her and it's this monster egg. Took it in and weighed it in at 3.1 oz. I have since told her she could have the rest of the week off. Poor girl!
     
  2. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Songster

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    Lol, whoa!
     
  3. EELover

    EELover Chirping

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    I got one 2 days ago! Bet its a double yolk. Mine is twice the size of all the other ones.
     
  4. Marion565

    Marion565 Chirping

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  5. Attila the Honey

    Attila the Honey In the Brooder

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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Give that hen a raise!
     
  7. duckking

    duckking Songster

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    She needs to be fanned and fed peeled grapes!
     
  8. me2pl

    me2pl In the Brooder

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    how long had she been broody? she might have been egg bound, and it may be that another egg came while she was still bound and they merged
     
  9. axion_lotus

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    Quote:[​IMG] That'd be a sight to see!
     
  10. belly

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    Last month I had one of my sexlinks lay this egg is was 4.6 ounces and I told her she could take a few days off but she didn't listen she followed it up the next [​IMG]day with a 2.9 ounce egg.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011

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