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Why did this happen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HerAlterEgo, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. HerAlterEgo

    HerAlterEgo Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my girls laid an egg twice normal size yesterday. This won't become a regular thing I hope. Her egg today was normal sized. Opinions?

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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    There is not always a precise answer for that happening. Sometimes they just lay a big un. Hae you checked to see if it is a doulbel yolker? Sometimes that is why it is big, and sometimes they will lay a double yolker again and sometimes not.
     
  3. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double Yolker!!! Yipee!!!
     
  4. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't complain!!! [​IMG]

    Two of my girls are laying super-sized eggs on a regular basis - 1 or 2 per week each. I'll try to include one or two in the dozen I sell my to my regular customer as a special bonus. They love it. Every once and a while one is also a double-yolker.
     
  5. HerAlterEgo

    HerAlterEgo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks for sharing your experiences. I am new to raising chickens. My babies are all growed up and 7 months old now. [​IMG]
     
  6. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wowzers that is big!
     
  7. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    I've got one chicken that regularly lays double yokers; have to eat them because they dont fit in the egg cartons!
     
  8. HerAlterEgo

    HerAlterEgo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This was my concern as well. I think I will be making omelettes for breakfast tomorrow (since I'm on vacation now) and check this one out.
     
  9. bufforphfan

    bufforphfan Out Of The Brooder

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    Well sometimes things just happen! Count your blessings!
     
  10. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    might be a double yolker or she was just feeling frisky
     

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