Wanted to share- Hen laid Goose Sized Egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThornyRidge, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. ThornyRidge

    ThornyRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man alive I about freaked out when I saw that egg in the nest box.. It happened a couple weeks ago during the freakish cold spell we had here in NE Ohio it was like -14 plus windchill which was something like -25.. anyway my white leghorn pullet who will just be turning a year old laid me the largest white egg I have ever seen.. it surpasses a jumbo sized egg by leaps.. It literally looks like a large goose egg. It won't even fit in the jumbo egg cartons I have.. I had another hen lay a brown egg in this size range during this cold snap too.. not as large but close.. I am going to carefully blow out the contents and save the shells as I do with odd colored/unique shells that I collect. This by far is a keeper and I suspect really had to hurt coming out!!!! She is a laying machine!! And the size of the eggs she lays compared to her size is amazing.. she really is not that large of a hen. I may try to take a photo of my regular eggs and this one for comparison and post it.. it really is amazing.
     
  2. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double yolker??????
     
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it is a triple yoker !!!
     
  4. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My O My [​IMG]
     
  5. r0xiRox

    r0xiRox Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah its probably a double or triple yolker [​IMG] have fun eatin that
     
  6. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
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  7. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    my dad use to have a chicken that would lay a dubble yoke egg every week.
     

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