Poor Hen! Monster Egg!

isabrownmom

Songster
10 Years
Jun 5, 2009
187
1
111
Indiana
This is what I found in the nesting box today! It's twice as large as the other eggs and malformed. I haven't cracked it open yet! I sure feel sorry for the poor hen that laid it!

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msgenie516

The Happy Hen
11 Years
May 16, 2008
575
6
141
Nesconset, LI, NY
Hi,

Sure you don't have a goose hiding somewhere?

Seriously, one of my hens has also been laying huge eggs (about 3.8 ounces--almost equal to 2 large eggs) quite often! It does make me worry and every day when I go out to gather eggs, I look around to make sure she's okay. So far, so good! I thought it was an early laying "glitch" when she laid the first one but this has been going on for some time--she's been laying since January and I got at least 5 of these huge eggs so far, with the last one being today. The others have been large (Jumbo), so I have named her "Miss Texas"!

Good luck!
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Genie
 

Garden Gal

Songster
10 Years
Apr 11, 2009
480
6
131
Virginia
Is she young or just started laying? When my gals began laying I found numerous double yokers and a few "ouch" eggs, but the longer they lay, the more "normal" they have become. I kinda miss those double yokers though!
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isabrownmom

Songster
10 Years
Jun 5, 2009
187
1
111
Indiana
My hens have been laying since I got them as pullets last June even throughout our cold Indiana winter. I've gotten a few other oddly shaped, large eggs but this has them all beat! There was no blood and all five of my girls are walking around normally! The eggs can vary from quite large to small again but are usually the size of what the grocery store calls jumbo. My DH thinks I need to cull the flock and start over but the eggs are such a nice size now that I hate to do that.
 

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