Uhh...my hen's GOT to be hurting after this massive egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HenSpa, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. HenSpa

    HenSpa Chillin' With My Peeps

    I could NOT believe the size of this egg from one of my RIs this morning!! Should I be worried? I'm posting some pics, showing it side-by-side to a normal RI egg and then next to a supermarket Jumbo egg. Yowza...first one of my chickens becomes a rooster, now one becomes an ostrich.

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  2. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    What an egg! I recently got one of those (might not have been quite as large, but it was huge) from one of my RIR pullets that are about 6 months old and it was a double-yolker, my first! I think it is something that sometimes happens when they first begin to lay and nothing to worry about.

    Congratulations! Genie
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Hey I got one like that not too long ago that actually turned out to be an egg inside of an egg. Do you have any way of weighing it?
     
  4. HenSpa

    HenSpa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, the regular brown egg weighed 2 oz. The big one weighed almost 3.5 oz.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

  6. HenSpa

    HenSpa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yowza! That was a big egg! Turned out to be egg in egg, you say?
     
  7. HenSpa

    HenSpa Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feel like my hen needs a spa day...or at least some ointment.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Yeah it was an egg inside of an egg. There is a pic of when I cracked it further on in that thread. After seeing that, I was looking around for a dead hen, but I never did figure out who laid it.
     
  9. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    wow that's some egg. my buff orph just did the same thing then she took a well deserved 2 days off (which she has never done).
    it turned out to be a double yoker! delicious. [​IMG]
     
  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that girl needs a donut cushion. Nice egg!!!![​IMG]
     

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