My HUGE americana egg today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Windy Ridge Farm, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Windy Ridge Farm

    Windy Ridge Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the egg I got today from my young Americana hen. She's only been laying a month or so. We noticed she hadn't laid for a few days and guess THIS is why. About the biggest egg I've ever gotten from one of our layers. MUST have hurt!
     
  2. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Oh my!!! At least it's somewhat narrow...lol
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crikey! Can you give her an epidural??
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Does it have a double yolk? A few of my younger hens laid double yolkers in the beginning.
     
  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!!! [​IMG]

    Poor girl
     
  7. Windy Ridge Farm

    Windy Ridge Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave the egg to a friend so won't know the yolk number until she cracks it. Poor little hen is walking a bit bowlegged though. And not a speck of blood on the egg. I'm amazed that she was able to pass it.
     
  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I got a huge egg this morning too. One of our hens regularly lays double-yolkers, but this was even bigger. DH calls them "pterodactyl eggs"
     
  9. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE laid one like that a few days ago. She had been laying little ones before that. I just assumed it was a double yolker so didn't take a pic. Well, when I cracked it in the skillet, it was the BIGGEST yolk I had ever seen. [​IMG] It was probably the size of a 50 cent piece. [​IMG] Sure tasted yummy.
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:How come I cant see the picture and everyone else can? Do I need to press something on my computer??
     

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