supersized jumbo-jumbo egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by evaraye, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. evaraye

    evaraye Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys... check out this egg. We have one hen that lays a JUMBO egg almost everyday, it barely fits in the egg cartons, but this one egg is amazing. I'm not sure how much it weighs but it is heavy. We hate to crack it open...
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    I have never seen such an egg. We measured it around the width and it was 7 inches. Measuring the length all the way around it was 8 inches. It is as big as a small pear, except fat all the way around.
    We are enjoying our hens and the wonderful eggs they provide.
    Blessings!
    Eva Raye
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    You might find there is another egg inside a shell inside that. I get them occasionally from the ducks and geese.
     
  3. drillkjh

    drillkjh New Egg

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    crack it! crack it! [​IMG]
     
  4. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Crack it and take a picture!
     
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
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    Look at my avatar it says it all.
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    I get eggs like that! I have one pullet that seems to think that is the way to go. Last week when I was collecting eggs for hatching I pleaded with her to lay "normal" sized eggs so I could put one of hers in too!
     
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Quote:Yeah! Yeah! Crack it!
     
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    All I have to say is, OW![​IMG]
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    [​IMG] OH MY!!!!! I do believe that is the biggest I have seen!!! I agree, PLEASE post a pic after you crack it!!!
     
  10. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! [​IMG]

    what kind of hen?
    Isn't it amazing how different they can be?
    I bet that would be one filling breakfast egg!
     

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