turkey or chicken.?

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  1. laura29532

    laura29532 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just collected my first set of eggs for the day. I found a huge brown egg in my turkey pen (they haven't been laying).
    In a nest box I found this brown egg, as big as the turkey eggs I been ordering to hatch, bigger than my Peking eggs even.
    anyone have an idea as to turkeys laying brown eggs.? I have only seen white/cream with specs on them. Is there brown turkey eggs.?
    I have four Heritage blue slate hens, two Midget whites and a bourbon red hen. I don't think they laid this egg,but my sexlink hens Red and Black each are laying large/x large eggs, in seperate pens. I have Peking ducks(lay white eggs) any clue what kind of egg this is.?
    I posted a pic to show. one on left is my Peking egg, one on the right is my sexlinks eggs size. one in the middle...huge..lol
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    I'd say one of your sex-links flew the coop and laid an egg in with the turkeys. If it's possible one got out, then it's a chicken egg. We have a BSL that almost always lays eggs 75 grams +. When she lays a 50 gram egg, we call it a "Batgirl wind-egg" [​IMG]
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Turkey eggs are white with varying degrees of speckling. Your brown egg is from a chicken.
     
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  4. laura29532

    laura29532 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that's what I thought, I never seen other than white turkey eggs..this egg is the same size as my blue slates and bourbon so I had to ask..she's a buff colour and gets in to the turkey pen often..still can't find how but she does..still that a pretty huge egg for a five month old hen on her first laying times..but I guess anything is possible..it weighed 82 grams..!! What an egg..lol
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It probably has a double yolk. Those sex links are laying machines.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you put that huge egg in an incubator, I'd be afraid to see what hatches - maybe a Chickenzilla [​IMG]
     
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  7. ABchickenguy

    ABchickenguy Just Hatched

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    Try candling it and see if it's a double yolker.
     
  8. laura29532

    laura29532 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went ahead and cracked her open..it's a double yolk..:) was not sure if you could hatch them, New at this :) it was definitely from my buff coloured hen, she was back in the turkeys nest box tonight when putting them in for the night. Did not have the heart to move her..she's used to being handled and spoiled..;)
     
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    laura29532 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. laura29532

    laura29532 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was a double. I cracked it open to make sure..figure no loss, just interested to see..I'm new at this and didn't know if it could be incubated or not..maybe the next one..lol
     

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