Should eggs be this big?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Staff, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhettie, my two year old Black Star, started laying 3 1/2" eggs. Is this normal? She's very healthy and doesn't seem to have any trouble laying the supersized eggs. Ouch! That must hurt, though.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The older a hen gets the larger her eggs get but the less often she lays. Yes this is normal.
     
  3. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, that makes me feel better. She's lays daily and the last two eggs have been this size. I could make an omelette out of one egg!
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    might be a double yolker
     
  5. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhettie regularly lays double-yolkers, but they're about half the size of this monster. I'm afraid to crack it open since it might contain an alien life-form. ;)
     
  6. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahaha. i cracked a regular egg open once and it was full of blood. now I'm always scared to open eggs.
     

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