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Unusual Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TracieJ, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. TracieJ

    TracieJ New Egg

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Unusual, but not unheard of. To put it simply, there was a traffic jam in the egg factory assembly line. If the hen in question is acting normal, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. TracieJ

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    I have not figured out which hen it is yet but they are all acting normal. I get a very large egg, double yolk every 3 to 4 days for the past month and this is what we got today. I have 8 hens - 2 over a year and the other 6 are spring chicks. I am guessing it has to be one of the 2 older hens?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Depends on the breed to a certain degree. I had some production reds for awhile, rehomed them because I didn't care for their personalities. Anyhow, they were laying huge, often double yolked eggs by the time they had been laying for a few months. My old hens, brahmas and like breeds, never have had a double yolk and they are now more than six years old.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    WOW that's a good one, nice pics BTW.

    Probably more likely one of the new layers.

    You should post that in the weird and odd egg thread.
     
  6. chickgirl12

    chickgirl12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting egg!
     

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