Extra extra large eggs!!

Discussion in 'Broody Hens & Egg Laying' started by Lady_Alia, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Lady_Alia

    Lady_Alia New Member

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    I got my girls in April and half still aren't laying yet. The others have been laying for maybe a monthish. Well, I don't know which girl it is, but her eggs are enormous!!!
    Here's a pic of the huge egg. Just some perspective, the "small" egg is one of the larger ones being laid in the coop.
     

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  2. Energyvet

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    Lots of people talk about this phenomenon. It's not that uncommon really. I don't think it's a problem. Maybe more like an oddity. As long as they aren't getting stuck, all is right with the world. Some have double and triple yolks too!
     

  3. ThreeJ

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    I usually get a few extra large eggs a week. Too big to fit in an egg carton, I keep those for me to eat.:D
     
  4. cogburn

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    I love the giants.. I keep them and my Bantys for me.. My egg sammiches !! Mmmmm
     
  5. TopTop

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    Probably the one making the most noise.
     
  6. Lady_Alia

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    That's another thing! Most of my girls make very little if any noise when they lay. One in particular goes in there and doesn't make a peep! She lays her egg, hops down and comes out to socialize lol
    My mom who's had chickens off and on all her life said she's never seen chickens laying eggs so quietly!
     
  7. BootedBantam

    BootedBantam New Chicken Mom

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    Did you crack it yet?
     
  8. Lady_Alia

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    I haven't yet :-D But so far all the large ones have been double yolkers!! We've had 3 of them and this is the largest egg yet. How cool would a triple yolker be?!?!!!
     
  9. TinyHouse

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    Take a pic if it is! :D
     
  10. Lady_Alia

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    Definitely!!!!! lol
     
  11. Energyvet

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    Someone from another page said they got a Quad (4) once in all the years they have had chickens. Can you imagine?
     
  12. cogburn

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    I get some doubles and occasionally a triple.. Never 4, that would be cool...
     
  13. Tony-O

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    Probably not so cool for that poor hen. :eek:
     
  14. redmaples

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    by weight a large egg is 2 oz. extra large is 2.25oz and jumbo is 2.5oz and a last year I went in to collect eggs If I remember correctly I got one that was well over 3 oz it was huge I got a pic somewhere I have to find it. here it is just have to figure out how to post it. and yes it was a double yolker
     

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  15. cogburn

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    Here's some from yesterday. I've never weighed mine til this morning.. Thanks !!
     

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  16. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    My largest egg to date was 3 grams shy of 4 ounces, about 3.87 ounces. It was laid by my hybrid Red-Sex Link hen Ethel.

    She dropped a double yolker almost three times a week for her entire life! Even her single yolker eggs were bigger than anyone elses.
     
  17. Lady_Alia

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    Yup...I was weighing eggs this morning too!!! Lol chickens are AWESOME!!!
     
  18. Energyvet

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    Overachiever it seems. Some kids are just like that. Lol
     
  19. CountryMama

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    I came here to post about the giant egg I found today and to see if anyone else ever had a pullet do this. Well, I guess the answer is yes! This girl started laying just last week. I'm surprised it didn't split her in two. One of my friends on Facebook said to give that girl a Tylenol! LOL I'm glad I came here and saw that people were weighing their eggs. I ran in and weighed it and it's 4 1/4 oz (117g)!
     

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  20. Lady_Alia

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    That poor poor girl!! What breed is it?
    And congrats!! lol