um, OUCH. Gollywhopper egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peepshow, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Peepshow

    Peepshow Out Of The Brooder

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    found this in the nests this morning

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    here it is next to an average sized egg

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    My jaw dropped open when I saw it but all the girls are just dandy (no one is walking sideways or anything LOL). We get a big egg here and there but never THIS BIG
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    [​IMG] owie! is it a double-walled or double yolker? That sucker's HUGE!!! Poor hen! somebody needs a cuddle!
     
  3. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Goodness thats like the size of my bantams!
     
  4. Peepshow

    Peepshow Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I havent cracked it open yet, but I am hungry. I'm going to go make an omelet and report back

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  5. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    WOAH!! I had one like that, only not quite that big.. it had blood all over it, poor girl! And it was double yolked.

    But that is truly record breaking!
     
  6. Firefly1v

    Firefly1v Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh my gosh! If you decide to crack it open you will need to take more pictures to show us what the shell looks like and what was in it. You got me curious...
     
  7. Peepshow

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    Quote:I havent cracked it open yet, but I am hungry. I'm going to go make an omelet and report back

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    double yolker!
     
  8. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    You know you can "blow them out" and keep the shell mostly intact right. I do that with any HUGE or tiny eggs just for fun. Take a knife or some people use a push pin and make a hole at both ends about this big o make sure you have broken through the membrane and blow it out into a bowl. Of course you wont be able to view the contents intact but I'd rather have the egg shell. My grandmother taught me how to do this and every year we paint eggs for easter. Put a twist tie through it and cut off a small branch and hang eggs all over it. I am 33 and still have some painted eggs from when I was 7!!
     
  9. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Quote:I meant to say thats looks like the size of my one of my bantam chickens. Lord if they ever laid something that big I'd pass out [​IMG]
     
  10. Peepshow

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    Quote:I meant to say thats looks like the size of my one of my bantam chickens. Lord if they ever laid something that big I'd pass out [​IMG]

    [​IMG] i figured that's what you meant!

    there was nothing different about the shell it was just massive and 2 full sized yolks. It's delicious
     

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