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WOMBO egg - questions (PICS)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wynette, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, so two days ago, I found this honker egg in a nest box. It was 3.35 ozs. - it's only the second huge egg I've gotten, the first of which was a week ago. My pullets are about 7 months old. I'm wondering if they begin to lay wombos once in awile aroudn this age, or is it, perhaps, a result of the daylight hours being shorter and the temperature being colder? I'm just curious.

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    (oops - sorry for the beer cans in the background!)
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  2. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

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    Could it be from the Great Dane?

    My RIR started laying x-large eggs around 6 months. My Australorps have been laying whoppers since at least 8 months.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Oh my gosh, I think an ostrich snuck in your run and laid that WOMBO!
     
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

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    Not sure about the egg but, those cans in the background are interesting!
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I admit it, Kings - I like my beer! Wish I'd have noticed the cans when I took the pic. I'm obviously a very amature photographer!
    Does anyone else weigh wombos? And, if so, what sort of weights have you gotten?
    I have another pic of the egg, but it doesn't do it justice:

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    DH asked if there was a passed out girl in the coop!
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

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    WOW :eek: That must have hurt. Did you offer your hen a beer? She probably deserved it after laying that egg. [​IMG]
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Whoa nellie!
    That had to ouch!
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    yes, whoever laid it sure does deserve a drink! Hope she doens't lay again for awhile....OUCH!
     
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    At least some Southern Comfort!
     
  10. Rocky4052

    Rocky4052 In the Brooder

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    Yup---That must have hurt---as my wife would say when I bring those in. That's definitely a double yolker!! Dan
     

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