What the...??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrygoddess, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Two of my 9 girls started laying last week. Today I was shocked at what I found in the nest. I've had chickens for going on 10 years now and I've NEVER found an egg like this from a pullet. From aged hens, sure, but this is a new one on me! Has anyone else had a pullet lay an egg like this? After my kids and husband have a chance to see this monster, I'm going to crack it open and see how many yolks it has!

    (the one on the left is from one of my other pullets, the middle one is a hen egg from a neighbor, and the one on the right is the one laid by my poor split-in-two pullet!)

    [​IMG]
     
  2. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    My gosh that thing is humongous. What chicken breed is your pullet, though?
     
  3. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered Cuckoo Marans from Murray McMurray but clearly they are mixed with Barred Rocks or something because this one girl has been laying eggs that are light like ordinary brown eggs. That darker egg is from my other girl who consistently lays dark eggs, though not as dark as I was expecting. I'll be curious to see the color of the eggs Marans #3 lays when she starts. I also have 6 Dorkings but their eggs are cream colored so I know they haven't started laying yet.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  4. sebby

    sebby Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Jul 11, 2012
    On of my hens laid an egg like that it had two yolks. It happens because young hens reproductive organs may take a little while to get into the groove of laying egg.
     
  5. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've very often found multi-yolked eggs from my pullets in the past. I've even found a triple-yolker. I'm guessing this one has at least 4. I know why oddities happen in pullets' eggs , but have never seen this particular oddity happen (the immense size). Here's another pic (I don't have small hands):

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  6. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just weighed it. It's 4 1/4oz (117g)!
     
  7. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,242
    215
    208
    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Yikes!!! Let us know how many are in there.
     
  8. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will! [​IMG]
     
  9. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Triple yolker! And they're big yolks, too. Not the little dime-sized ones a lot of pullets put in multi-yolk eggs.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,242
    215
    208
    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Wow! Poor girl! I am super impressed.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by