Record size egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tom Apples, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Tom Apples

    Tom Apples Hatching

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    Yesterday I collected an egg that measured 3 inches tip to tip and weighed 2.9 ounces, am curious how large an egg anyone has recorded?
     
  2. maf2008

    maf2008 Songster

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    [​IMG] WOW!
     
  3. dykeswa

    dykeswa In the Brooder

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    Quote:Was that stright across or was it with the curve of the, we have had some that I would say would be that long in a stright line but I don't know about weight.
     
  4. rizq

    rizq Songster

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    I had an egg that was 3 7/8 ounces laid by one of my mid-sized EE hens. It was bigger than some of our turkey eggs. It was also a double yolker.

    See this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=173659

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    tells the weights and I think there is a post about record eggs. There is a pic of my huge, green egg on that thread and a few other huge eggs as well [​IMG]
     
  5. TimG

    TimG Songster

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    I have found an egg that topped 4 ounces, but just barely. It also was a double yolker.
     
  6. Atlchick

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    I have an EE that lays 1 enormous egg about once a week, then 2 'normal size' eggs. We measured one at 3" (straight line) across and 2" high. It's always a double yolk. By the way, has anyone tried to hatch a double yolk? What happens???
     
  7. Tom Apples

    Tom Apples Hatching

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    Quote:Was that stright across or was it with the curve of the, we have had some that I would say would be that long in a stright line but I don't know about weight.

    I measured along the curve; looks like most measurements are straight lines which I will take next time. Thanks.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    5.5 is the record weight for a chicken egg. Mine was 5.2 darnit...I was REALLY hoping to get that in a record book!
     

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