Wow! Look at the size of that egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Summer Dreams, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Summer Dreams

    Summer Dreams New Egg

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    Three weeks into laying, my golden buff laid this jumbo egg. It weighed 2.9 ounces, but wasn't a double yolker. I thought the poor girl must have been traumatized by the size of it, but I guess she didn't mind. She's been laying jumbo eggs ever since!
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  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yummy:D
     
  3. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Did you weigh it?
     
  4. One of the girls

    One of the girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it fertile? And if so, are you going to hatch it and the other jumbos? You could be on to a new super sized line of birds.[​IMG]
     
  5. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are some of my jumbos!
     
  6. Gersbud

    Gersbud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Just came back in from my coop and had an egg like that though it was almost an ounce bigger it was 3.78 oz. LOL [​IMG] If I didn't know any better I would have thought I had a duck in the chicken coop lol [​IMG] I feel for the hen that laid the one I got just now and your hen too. This one was not a double yolker either.

    JUST LOVE WHEN THEY DON'T FIT IN AN EGG CARTON. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Summer Dreams

    Summer Dreams New Egg

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    I weigh all the jumbos just out of curiosity. I wonder if all golden buffs produce jumbo eggs? Maybe I should buy some more of them and see...and try to find a better way to store the eggs, since they don't fit in the carton!
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    We've had more jumbo eggs from the Golden Buffs (a.k.a. Red Sex Link- Meyers) than any other we've kept. Of course, this has to take a toll, long term. I'm pretty sure the Golden Buffs won't still be nearly as productive in another year.
     
  9. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is a golden buff.,,..a golden comet??....i have 2 golden comets.....i think thats who is laying my jumbos....
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Each hatchery makes up their own names for these hybrids (sex-links). No one knows for sure. Similar for sure.
     

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