Who laid this HUGE EGG?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hillaryg, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. hillaryg

    hillaryg New Egg

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    We came home yesterday to find this huge egg! In the picture, it is next to one of our normal large eggs. Does anyone know if it came from a golden sex link, buff orp, or easter egger? I have yet to determine who is laying what. I have six hens and getting five eggs a day so I am very curious as to who is laying which ones. Sorry if this is a silly question. I am new. Do you think she will lay this large all the time?[​IMG]
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No silly questions! See all those store bought eggs are nice and uniform. Raising your own birds, you'll see things that people who buy the processed eggs won't ever see unless they have a laying flock. Wavy shells, huge double yolk eggs, small "fart" eggs, shell-less eggs etc. None of these are usually a cause for concern if they don't happen regularly. As the girls lay more and more, their eggs will even out in size. Still, every once in a while you may get a funky looking egg! It's hard to tell which bird laid which. It most liekly wasn't the EE. You'll know she laid when you find a bluish to green egg. Most of my Orps lay a pale brown colored egg, so my educated guess would be that it came from your BO. That's just a guess though. Crack that egg open; it may have a double yolk! [​IMG]
     
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  3. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    That's the pale beige color I've seen from my one Buff Orp. Ditto on the double yolk--you could hard boil it and slice it in half and take a cool picture for posterity!
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! I agree, it looks like its from an Orpington. Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Great to have you aboard! :)
     
  6. hillaryg

    hillaryg New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes guys! I'm glad to hear it is most likely one of my buff :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What a great egg, what can she do for an encore? Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Lynn-n-JimsVT

    Lynn-n-JimsVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 9 RSA reds who began laying this summer around July (we got them as chicks in March). We consistently get 9 eggs per day and almost since the beginning have been getting one of these honkers 2 yolks in the mix every single day. The latest one was just huge! Like a duck egg. Hope our gal's ok!

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  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens! Wow, huge egg! It does look like the color of a Buff Orp, but I know that Golden sex links have a history of laying massive eggs. I hope you enjoy Backyard chickens!
     

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