Very Large Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cindlady, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Cindlady

    Cindlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen (I don't know her breed, she was given to us. She's reddish brown.) that has laid eggs over 90 grams about once a week for the last 6 weeks. The rest of them run in the extra large to jumbo range. The rest of the flock seems to run about in that range too. I was just wondering if this is unhealthy, it has to be hard to lay! Yesterdays egg was 96.4 grams!
     
  2. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all, [​IMG]

    Second, can you post pictures of your ladies? That will help the experts here identify your bird and know what size eggs you should expect from her.
     
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  3. Cindlady

    Cindlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I finally got the pic.s of my chicks on my computer and (I hope) figured out how to post them. I think she id a Rode Island Red, but I'm not sure, she was given to me by my son, and he doesn't remember.
     
  4. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be my guess too! or maybe a RSL??

    also [​IMG] and congrats on the huge egg [​IMG]
     
  5. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must say that is a huge egg. It might be a double yolk egg. I believe that your hen is a Red stars, a red sex-linked hen. They are known to lay large eggs. So congrats! Jumbo eggs are great for baking!
     
  6. Cindlady

    Cindlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The weird thing is, it was a single, I only got 1 double from her. The eggs seem to be getting a little smaller, still in the high end of XLg to low Jumbo. I think because it's getting colder. Also I got 6 new hens since I posted. Maybe when it gets warmer they will get big again. I was just worried because it seemed so often and don't want it to be too hard on her.

    Thanks for the feedback![​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Some hens just lay large eggs. I sold one of my EXTRA Large layers to a sweet woman in Congress... she's quit laying now but when she starts up again, she's going to see some big eggs.

    Looks like your hen is a RSL... maybe a Cinnamon Queen. They lay large and often. Congrats!
     
  8. Cindlady

    Cindlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ever she is, she's a very nice chicken! Good temperament, great layer! Queen of the flock! LOL... the 2 black Australops I have act as her "body guards". Funny as hell to watch. If one of the new ones decides to go after her, her 2 body guards will run to the rescue and flank the 'bully"!
     
  9. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Although my Black Sex-Link chickens lay VERY LARGE eggs, my Buff Orpington hens laid eggs the size of Duck Eggs !!! HUGE I also lost some of those Buff Orpingtons to being "egg-bound". The eggs they laid, I guess, were just TOO Big !!!

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     

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