Random large egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sustained, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Sustained

    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens laid this monster egg yesterday. The bottom egg is the size we generally get. They're about medium sized eggs. So I was a little shocked when my son brought me that big ol' thing. I used it to cook last nights dinner and it was a double yoker. I've never seen a double yolk egg with 2 fully sized yolks before. Usually they're just smaller to fit inside together. Anyone else have this happen? Is it common for double yoke eggs? I'm just curious and thought I would ask. Wish I had a roo so I could've tried hatching it!
     
  2. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are your hens fairly new layers? I usually get double yolkers when they first start out. I think it's very common when they first start out as their systems are getting regulated.
     
  3. Sustained

    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They've been laying for a couple months so yes fairly new. I knew double yokes were common for younger girls but that was the first time I saw a huge increase in egg size because of it.
     
  4. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing happened to me earlier this week. My EE who usually lays large eggs skipped a day laying (she lays every day), then gave me the below gigantic, double yolk the next day. It's pretty common for new layers.[​IMG]
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agree with above - pretty common. We get a random extra large, double yolked, egg every couple of weeks from one of our girls or another.
     
  6. Olive Oil

    Olive Oil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just saw this post and had to add mine! One of my young OE's gave me the largest chicken egg I've ever seen! What was inside? A regular yolk and white, and... another whole egg! She is a Birchen Marans x Easter Egger. No. This is not her usual egg! Anyone else seen this before?[​IMG]

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  7. STP12986

    STP12986 Out Of The Brooder

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    Whoa!!! Did not know that was possible.
     
  8. Olive Oil

    Olive Oil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me neither!
     
  9. Dwerker

    Dwerker Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought my chicken was ill - she had removed herself from the others, was looking depressed, not eating or drinking with the others - then I found a huge egg in the coop and she is back to normal again. Has anyone else had this experience?
     
  10. newmarch2014

    newmarch2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG that poor girl.
     

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