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Our First Egg Brought A Surprise!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilBizzy, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    The very first egg laid by my 18 week old RSL looked BIG , especially for a first egg. So DH cooked breakfast this morning and look at the egg in the middle!! TWINS LOL
    [​IMG]

    Also, Bird Hearder was very excited today because he FINALLY found an egg!! Remember, I do NOT like chickens [​IMG], but I have been finding them the past 5 days..
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the double yolker....
    You gotta love those pretty hens!

    bigzio
     
  3. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You won't find that in a store-bought egg.
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Pretty double yolker - love that dar color!
     
  5. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Congrats, that is a great lookin set of twins. Can't wait for my first egg. My RSL's are 14 weeks old so maybe soon.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg in the upper right is a store bought to compare yoke color.
    Yeah, I finally got to find an egg from MY Ladies. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It sure was a Great Breakfast!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  7. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Just wondering...if it would have been fertilized, etc., do you think twins would actually hatch or is there not enough room in the egg?
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    WOW NEATTO!!!!

    Quote:IF by chance they were to develope, they would never be able to hatch out, for a chick needs its legs to move around the egg and zip and in the meantime the veins in the egg would be draining into the chick at the last minute.
     
  9. chickgirl55

    chickgirl55 Out Of The Brooder

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    My first two eggs were double-yolkers, and since then- none.

    Congrats on your eggs [​IMG]
     
  10. pixiechic

    pixiechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cornish cross has been laying regularly, every day or every other day. Last week she went two days without laying, and then the next egg was humongous! Like yours, it was a beautiful double-yolker. Yum!
     

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