My chicken is a freak of nature...

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by FunnyRiverFarm, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I heard a commotion in the chicken coop this morning and went in to investigate. This is what I found:


  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    poor chicken! LOL

    wonder if it is a double yoke

  3. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    It most likely will be! We had a couple of double yokers but they weren't that big!
    Agreed! Poor chicken!
  4. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I know, it's crazy! She is a large hen but still! I almost want to keep it for display instead of using it--it is amazing!
  5. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    ours do that every once in a while - I feel soooo bad for them - LOL
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yep double yoker....

    That sure has to hurt......coming out..... :shocked: :wink:
  7. Mon Reve Farm

    Mon Reve Farm New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Southern DE
    We have a couple that big once in a while - crazy they are the size of our duck eggs!
  8. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Are you sure your chicken isn't part ostrich? Hahaha. :D
  9. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Yep....I have a brown leghorn that lays one like that about every 3rd egg and yes, they are double yokers! I read somewhere that when they get close to the end of their laying years they start doing this......don;t know if there is truth to this. My girl is a little over 3 yrs old. I feel bad for her.....I just know she must have hemorrhoids to boot!
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    last year, ALL of our eggs looked like that. CRAZY! I had to tape the cartons and..they sold like crazy. :D
  11. Coyote Night Acres

    Coyote Night Acres New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    I had a young hen that only ever layed eggs that size. However she was not very productive. Most were double yolkers. She was a cuckoo marans and I sold her cause she didn't lay eggs very often.She was huge I think I made her lay too early by overfeeding her.
  12. milk and honey

    milk and honey Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Everett, WA
    My skinniest little RIR consistantly lays the biggest eggs of the bunch... but that one is humungous!
  13. Steve

    Steve New Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Central Ky
    If you want to keep it,drill a hole in the bottom with a small drillbit,and suck the egg out of it with a syring,you might have to shake it up to break it up enough to get it all out and then dry it to preserve the shell.

    Either that carton is tiny or it is a huge egg.
  14. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Good suggestion, Steve!

    The carton is for jumbo-sized eggs...this egg is just over 8cm long and weighs 1/4lb on our kitchen scale! It's just crazy big.

    The hen that layed the egg is a 9 month old Buff Orpington/Welsummer cross. Our Welsummers have been known to lay some huge eggs but NEVER anything like this!
  15. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    I to have blown out odd eggs, from huge to tiny to odd shaped! I save them and have them in an old wire egg basket out on display......makes great conversation piece:)
  16. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    That is huge! Poor chicken! I say it's triple yolked!