Record Egg Size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BioBob, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. BioBob

    BioBob Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been searching for an hour and cannot find anything about Egg Size Records.

    My GLW (my smallest chicken) has been laying eggs that look like Duck Eggs.

    Two weeks ago she laid a 105 gram egg, and yesterday she upped the ante -- 111 grams!

    Where can I find out if she is anywhere near the record?

    Any help would be appreciated. Just point me in the right direction!

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read in the book "Keeping Chickens" that the largest chicken egg ever recorded was laid by a Black Minorca in 1896. It weighed 12 oz (340g), had a circumference of 9 in. (23 cm), and contained 5 yolks!!!! [​IMG] That must've hurt!
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:[​IMG] no way!!!!!
     
  4. BioBob

    BioBob Out Of The Brooder

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    I have since done some more searching, and discovered Lacy has a long way to go before she can claim any records.

    I did run across the 340g egg from 1896, but it did not list the chicken. Thanks for adding that HappyChick.

    Other notable contributions: (from Guinness)

    The current claim is from China (where else) -- 201g. This would replace the current record of 176g.

    There was a 194g egg from England in 2009 (the chicken quit laying for 5 days and then laid this whopper), and a 143g egg from Canada.

    I will talk to Lacy today, and advise her to give up on the record. I don't see how she even managed the 111g egg!
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    The record number of yolks was nine, I think.
     
  6. :D chicken

    :D chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that the biggest egg ever laid killed the hen that laid it not sure if thats true tho
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Poor thing.
     
  8. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:PICTURES!! we want to see pictures of this gigantic egg - Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  9. steward

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    Wow, and I thought my leghorn that has been laying for about a month was laying a huge egg at 90 grams![​IMG]
     
  10. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    I've seen several "Quarter Pounders" in the past few weeks. Two at 4.25 ounces and one at 4.35 ounces this morning.
     

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