What determines egg size???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by srd5757, May 25, 2012.

  1. srd5757

    srd5757 Chirping

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    We adopted a couple chickens a few months ago. Our Buff Orpington is now about 9 months old. She's been laying since we got her, about a medium sized egg. Yesterday she laid an egg literally twice the size of what she normally lays, then today back to the normal size...
    Just wondering why this would be, and if there is something I can do to keep getting a bigger egg!
    TIA
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Age, condition, breed, diet all affect egg size. My guess is that yesterday's egg is a 'double yolker' resulting from a glitch in the assembly line. Sometimes it just happens.
     
  3. srd5757

    srd5757 Chirping

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    Thanks! Yep, cracked it open yesterday and sure enough, double yolker. I was kinda disappointed, was hoping for really big eggs always! ;) Oh, well.
     
  4. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Songster

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    I got another double yolker today from my Buff Orp too, second one in three days. It would be great to get them on a regular basis lol.
     

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