Our first Double Yolker!!! Poor girl...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hen Daddy, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

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    I think our buff orpington layed it, not sure though. I was so surprised to see such a huge egg in the nest box. I'm still amazed at how big it is! I want to hold it, and treasure it. I do want to eat it, but not yet...maybe after the novelty of it has worn off! [​IMG]

    Anyways here are some pictures of it! The first two pictures are off a normal sized egg from Ms. Orpy:

    I was playing around with my camera for this first one:

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    All of my eggs from yesterday with the beast!
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    ~Caran
     
  2. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    That is some BIG egg! I'm hoping for your sake that it's a double-yolker but I've had extraordinarily large eggs turn out to have a single yolk. And it's the extra white, not the yolk, that made the eggs so large! I would love to get a double yolk but not even one yet, even though I have about 28 decent layers. Let us know how it turns out and good luck! Genie
     
  3. minifarm8

    minifarm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just thinking

    !OUCH!
     
  4. hottexaschick

    hottexaschick Out Of The Brooder

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    We usually get one jumbo egg a week. I always expect to see one of my girls doing a slow, stiff, wide leg walk around the yard that day.

    You mom's know the walk I'm talkin' about [​IMG]
     
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  5. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad had chickens when he was growing up and he would go out to the barn to find one HUGE egg, like the size of a goose egg, and then the hen that laid it would die the next day......

    Ive had bantam eggs with two yolks before [​IMG]
     
  6. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Off topic, but the first one reminds me of how the sun with sunspots looked through a telescope (with a solar filter, of course) when I was teaching astronomy.
     
  7. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Oh no don't say that!!!! She's still alive, but she didn't lay an egg yesterday...We will see about today.

    As for the yolks, yup 2! We ate them this morning with 2 banty eggs. Yummmm!!!
     

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