Whopper Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gold Coaster, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Gold Coaster

    Gold Coaster In the Brooder

    Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to share with you our astonishment when we found this whopper egg this morning that our ISA Brown (Red Star) named Rosie laid. The largest egg she has ever laid was around the 80g mark which is classified as Jumbo, but her regular eggs usually vary between 65g and 75g. But please tell me what you think this egg should be classified as - Extra Jumbo perhaps? [​IMG]

    The egg on the right is 65g laid by our youngest 'girl' Dawn who we believe is a Black Star. All our chickens were adopted so we don't really know their ages or breeds. However, the helpful people on this forum helped us identify them as Red Stars and Black Stars.

    Gold Coaster


  2. TheRookie

    TheRookie Songster

    OH my goodness... Thats huge! Poor girl lol
  3. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Extra Large is all I can think of, I've never seen anything labelled above that. :lol: What a massive egg! I bet that one has more than one yolk.
  5. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Songster

    Oct 23, 2011
    Southern New Jersey
    Wow! I have 2 RIR, 1 Orpington and a Light Brahma 22 weeks old that started laying 2 weeks ago. So far the biggest egg is 45 grams. Hopefully they'll gradually get bigger.
  6. Gold Coaster

    Gold Coaster In the Brooder

    When I crack this egg open either today or tomorrow, I will let you all know what I find. So watch this space!

    On average my chickens usually lay between 65g - 75g eggs. We did have one egg just over 80g the other day by one of our Black Star hens named Dusk.

    I believe that lots of happy free ranging, and treats consisting of meal worms, corn kernels or cobs and grated cheese contributed to this Jumbo egg! Oh and don't forget the extra cuddles! [​IMG]

    By the way, if you look at my BYC avatar, that is my chook Rosie and she is the 'poor girl' responsible for this whopper.

    Gold Coaster
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    We've had plenty of double yolkers from our RSLs before. They free range too, although it tends to happen more when they've just started laying. Our girls don't lay big eggs once they get a little older. :lol:

  8. Gold Coaster

    Gold Coaster In the Brooder

    Hello Fierlin,

    You made me curious so I decided to look up egg sizes on the Internet. The first table is for the USA and the second for Australia where I come from:

    Modern Sizes (USA)
    Size Mass per egg Cooking Yield (Volume)[1]
    Jumbo Greater than 2.5 oz. or 71 g
    Very Large or Extra-Large (XL) Greater than 2.25 oz. or 64 g 56 mL (4 tbsp)
    Large (L) Greater than 2 oz. or 57 g 46 mL (3.25 tbsp)
    Medium (M) Greater than 1.75 oz. or 50 g 43 mL (3 tbsp)
    Small (S) Greater than 1.5 oz. or 43 g
    Peewee Greater than 1.25 oz. or 35 g

    Modern Sizes (Australia)
    Size Mass per egg
    King‐size 70.0g – 78.0g
    Jumbo 66.7g – 70.0g
    Extra-Large 58.3g – 66.6g
    Large 50.0g – 58.2g
    Medium 42.0g – 49.9g

    Rosie's Whopper egg = 114g. Umm Extra-king-size maybe? [​IMG]

    My chooks are all adopted so I'm not sure how old they are. We've had them for nearly a year now and when we first got them, they were already all laying.

    Gold Coaster
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
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  9. Chickde

    Chickde Hatching

    Apr 10, 2012
  10. ChicksinPR

    ChicksinPR Songster

    Mar 22, 2012
    Zone 12 b
    i am new, so please forgive me for this question. i know it sounds ridiculous. if it were fertilized and had 2 yolks, could 2 chicks be hatched from that egg... my shift key is broken, so no caps or question marks tonight.

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