Who laid this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BPM83, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. BPM83

    BPM83 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]Today I got this very large egg (one on the left) but I do not know what bird it is from. The one on the right is a medium size egg that's probably from a cochin or a silkie mix. I only have one hen that lays large eggs but they are brown and she is currently sitting on eggs. Could this be a turkey egg? I have a Naragansett and a Royal Palm that haven't started laying yet (unless this is one of theirs). Or do some smaller hens lay really large eggs?
     
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  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    It might help others to be able to answer your question as stated above if you added a picture.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not sure if it's could be a turkey egg.....do they lay greenish eggs?

    Is the egg on right from a newer layer?
    If so, the one on the left could be a double yolker-common in first month or so of laying.
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I've gotten some real whoppers now and again from my laying hens, so size does not really rule in/out species.
     
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  5. BPM83

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    Both are from new layers. And actually one of the eggs my son cracked today was a double yolker. It may have even been that one!
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Last week we got our first double yolker from last years pullets. Normal egg size for this flock is right on the line of medium to large, 55-60 grams. This one was 94 grams and double yolker.
     
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