My first egg, and it's HUGE!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sphinx, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

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    So it wasn't my hen's first egg, but it was my first egg that i collected. I'm so excited!

    I have a bunch of chickens that I don't expect to start laying for another month. However, I bought a year old hen on Saturday. I've been checking obsessively since Saturday evening for her to lay an egg.

    I was starting to worry and actually even posted a thread obsessing in the emergencies section. Then, a couple hours later, I went out to check again, and figuring I'd feel Lucy's abdomen and see if she was egg bound or not. Before I could get to molesting the chicken, I saw that she'd laid an egg for me!

    Here's a picture of it, next to a "large" white egg from the grocery store:
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    It's massive, isn't it? It weighs 2.5 ounces.

    Now, I'm kind of tempted to try and hatch it because I think there's a pretty good chance it's fertile.
     
  2. Carenm

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    wow that's awesome !
     
  3. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

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    What breed is she? That is massive wow , her poor tooshy
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

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    She is a Black Copper Marans.
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  5. BoerneChickens

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    Its a gorgeous color too - congrats! I have another 2 months I think until mine start and I can't wait!
     
  6. OMG,
    That's huge! I guess thats why you said that in the title xD
     
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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    Very pretty egg and big! I would be afraid to incubate it as it probably is a double yolk. Maybe wait for the next ones as she should remain fertile for a couple of weeks yet. Leave it out of the fridg until you can compare it to her other eggs and you'll see if that size is the norm.
     
  8. lizzy06019

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    WOW... that's one gorgeous egg! Well worth the wait
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a HUGE one for sure! Double yolker for sure, if not a triple!
     
  10. Supermommy486

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    Very beautiful color!!!
     

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