What I found in the Henhouse today: The Enormous Egg

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by peeppeeppeep, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    On the left, a banty egg. Center: a regular EE egg. And on the right, at almost 4 ounces....the champeen!

    I kept looking around to see if someone was playing a trick on me with a goose egg! LOL


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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Whoa! Looks like you will be having omelet for breakfast.
     
  3. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    crack it open.. mine was a three yolker.. and someones big one was an egg inside an egg.. wonder what you will get
     
  4. tasymo

    tasymo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooow! That HAD to hurt!!!
     
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    o_O o_O Great googly moogly!! Bockeeeeeekkkk!
     
  6. swdunn0926

    swdunn0926 Out Of The Brooder

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    Watch that hen, my EE layed a few like that and ended up bound. Had to give her a warm bath and massage olive oil and her rear twice a day for 4 days until she got better! She just started laying about month or so ago! She was a sad sight all bow legged and her butt popped out! But Ava is doing fine. Her sisters never left her side the whole time. And yes they are the Gabor sisters...Ava, Eva, and Zsa Zsa! Best of luck!
     
  7. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey wildorchid, I saw your triple yolker. I had no idea that was even possible! It'll be interesting to see what's inside. I think my 7 year old is going to take it to school to show the kids first.

    swdunn0926, thanks for the warning. I never even thought of that. The top was all wrinkly so it looked like it must have taken some effort to pop that baby out. I'll have to keep an eye on her and watch for the symptoms you describe. Poor hen!
     
  8. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely an "OOOO!!! AAAAAH!!" moment for that hen!! Poor baby! That just had to hurt to lay that monster! I love getting the double yolks, but not at the expense of my girls health. But what can you do? [​IMG] It's nature at her weirdest. Hope she doesn't make a habit of such large eggs. What breed is the hen that laid this ginormous egg anyhow? Inquiring minds want to know! [​IMG]
     
  9. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
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    [​IMG] Wow!
     
  10. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Serrin, it was one of my Easter Eggers (sold as Ameraucanas from McMurray). Those eggs are actually all pale green in real life.

    We used to get LOTS of double yolkers when the hens were younger but haven't seen any for a couple of months. I sure wish I knew which hen it was.
     

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