one of my barred rocks is laying eggs twice the size of the other hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 5acrehome, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. 5acrehome

    5acrehome In the Brooder

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    She popped out a egg so large it almost didn't fit in a standard large egg tray is this normal or is something wrong with her?
     

  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    Is she a youngster or over 18 months? It's pretty common for pullets to lay some huge eggs and they are usually double (or more) yolked. I also have several hens around 2 years old that lay very large jumbo size eggs, but they're always singles, just huge.
     
  3. 5acrehome

    5acrehome In the Brooder

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    All my layers are 1 year + was just surprized
     
  4. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Songster

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    Give extra praise & treats!

    Barred Rocks lay great eggs. Usually large or extra large. We will get a double every once in a while.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

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    I've got one or two 6-month old comets that pop out a huge, double yoker ever other day or so. I'll bring it into the house and tell my DW "Boy, that hadda hurt!".
     

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