We're talking BIG egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buzymom13, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    [​IMG] Kids brought this in this morning from the coop.

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    Here it is compared to a normal size egg from the same chicken "Peepers" an austrolorp 26 wks old

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    OUCH! [​IMG]
     
  2. shellie003

    shellie003 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bet is a double yolker!!! We get those too once in awhile when our chickies lay bigger than normal ones. Ours girls are about the same age as yours.

    Cool!![​IMG]
     
  3. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breakfast at your house then?
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  4. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I think I need to get some Australorps![​IMG]
     
  5. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    [​IMG] Seriously.

    We have a Black Australorp and a White Rock that consistently give us large/extra large eggs. Everyday (minus a day here or there). They are great! My barred rock is only laying about every 2 or 3 days and my EE is almost everyday but they are medium size eggs. The PR lays everyday med to large size. The leghorns everyday large eggs. But the big eggs come from Peepers and Sunshine regularly....

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    @MakNugget... sure...I'll warm up the frying pan! [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, double yolker! Congrats! I don't get many of those anymore.
     
  7. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too cool! I have 3 little 17 week old australorps that are just the sweetest things. [​IMG] They are almost as sweet as my BO. I hope they give me a nice surprise like that once in awhile! They haven't started laying yet, none of them have, but it'll be worth the wait!
     
  8. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old was your BA when she started to lay? I'm expecting mine to be the last to lay out of three, currently at 24 weeks on Friday.
     
  9. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Peepers, (our BA) was about 20 wks when she started laying. She's consistent ever since...and she's ususally my earliest layer of the day.

    Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  10. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, I'm going to brag about Peepers in front of Ruby this evening. Maybe a little peer pressure may be in order.

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