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OMG! What a Suprise!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Momma_Cluck, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gather eggs twice a day.. once in the Morning at 9am when I let the girls out for the day, then I only get a few since it's so early; then I gather again at 7pm when they go in for supper & bed... that's when I get the "main haul" of 18- 24 .

    Last night, about 20 minutes after the girls went in for the night, My daughter came running to the kitchen "mom! Somethings wrong with the chickens! One is making a really strange noise- and the others are freaking out!"

    I opened the back door to listen, and could tell SOMEONE was having a hissy-- but I have a couple who do that every time they lay an egg... and of course- the rest have to get involved.... so I wrote it off.

    I went to get the 1st eggs this morning-- and WHAT A SUPRISE!!!

    Can you see it???

    Find The Suprise!
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    A Mix of Rock, Americauna & Silkie eggs
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    WOWIEEE!!!
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    It's a Big UN!!! Weighed it up at 97 grams as compared to 2 large Rock eggs weighing 122 grams!

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  2. Robin L

    Robin L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a few a month like that, isnt it a wonderful suprise!
     
  3. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    is it a double yolk?
     
  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor chicken! But good eats for you! Is it a double yoker?
     
  5. hooksetz

    hooksetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's gotta be a double yolker, hmmmmmmmmm, if you set it would you get a two headed chicken?[​IMG]
     
  6. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is even bigger than the double yolkers we get from our turkens!
    I am gonna "open" it in such a way as to try to preserve most of the shell intact....

    will post a photo of the "innards" if it works!

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  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    so... was it a double yolker.
     
  8. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certainly was!
    And not like the usual 2-yolkers I get-- they usually have 2 smaller than usual yolks-- these yolks were bigger than those in my Big Rock or Turken eggs!

    Unfortunately, I broke one while opening the shell- but kept the shell pretty intact! Was surprised-- 1/2 expecting another shell inside, or a real thick shell-- it was surprisingly thin! I drilled a couple holes in it and used a razor blade to cut it out!

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    had to see just how big it was-- so cracked a good sized Turken egg in here-- WOW! those WERE big yolks!
    I am SURE it is from one of my turkens!

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  9. horsecrazy

    horsecrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:18-24 eggs??!!! OMG how many chickens do you have? Ihave 10, get about 2 eggs daily!! granted half of them are probaably too old to lay anymore...lol chicken menopause
     
  10. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have5 Banty hens and 21 Regular sized Hens (many breeds)

    They are in a well insulated coop that stays above 45f all winter, and has lights from 8 am to 7 pm... I did lower the amount of light to just 1 60w bulb... and turned off the heat lamps... so am now "down" to 18 a day!!
     

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