Triple yolk... but at a cost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mass Mike, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Mass Mike

    Mass Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    I pulled a huge egg from the nesting box earlier this week. Turned out to be a triple yolk. The next morning one of my 2 year old RIR's was dead in the run. No external injuries or anything. The chicken appeared to be in good health. What is the likelihood that this was the chicken that laid the triple yolker and died from passing it? I mean...the thing was HUGE. There was no blood or anything in the nesting box or around the vent of the dead hen.
    any thoughts?
     
  2. Laying eggs is pretty hard on hens, so chances are that the hen who laid it is the one who died. Sorry for your loss...
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, I'm so sorry. I've never had a triple yolker, but have you checked the vents of all the others? It could be that pullet, or it could be a coincidence.
     

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