Super Jumbo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mossyroo, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. mossyroo

    mossyroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg on the left is a jumbo from the store and the one on the right is one of ours. If we had ducks I would suspect 1 snuck in to the chicken nest.[​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably a double yolker, they are very common for new layers.
     
  3. mossyroo

    mossyroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought new layers were supposed to start small.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Do they free range? Could you have missed smaller, "starter" eggs? In the past, I have also had new layers lay double-yolkers. I kind of miss them when they get their production line sorted out and they start laying "normal" eggs.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Their single yolk eggs are small. The double yolk eggs are huge. Both are very normal. And a pullet may lay a small, single yolk egg one day, and a huge double yolker the next. It can take a few weeks or even months for the laying system to start operating consistently.
     
  6. mossyroo

    mossyroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 groups. A dozen adult hens that free range regularly. There are 8 chicks about 2 MO that were raised by 2 of those hens - 4 each. 5 of the chicks go out with the hens and 3 seem to have no interest in leaving the coop/run. Then I have 13 of what I call the tweens that are about at POL. They also have no interest in heading out to the pasture even though the same door is available to them.
     

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