September 1, 2008 at 3:57 am #244901
Hi fellow keepers of chickens,
One of my three laid a whopping 96 gram egg yesterday. Does any one know if this is a record making event, or just one of the lucky events many owners enjoy?
RussellSeptember 1, 2008 at 8:09 am #366785KaffMember
Well done Russell!! Or Russell’s chicken, rather :clap:
Battery hens lay all sorts of eggs, including warped-shaped ones but they are graded before packing so you never see the really big and really small eggs in commercial egg cartons. They were not a rare occurrence however. (I worked for a short time at a battery farm in my distant youth)
Have you used that egg yet, is it a double-yoker? It is one of the lucky events – so enjoy!September 1, 2008 at 9:28 am #366786FeyWindMember
Some time ago one of my chickens laid this egg (I didn’t weigh it). Inside was another smallish egg complete with shell and the yolk and white of the big egg as well.September 1, 2008 at 9:54 am #366787creekerMember
They’re still a big egg for a little henny bum :o, even if it’s not that unusual.
I gathered another goose egg today, 175 grams, and she’s more than twice the size of a chicken!September 1, 2008 at 11:06 am #366788darlsMember
“Ouch” is the only thing I could say… :jawdrop:
Cheers! :hug:September 1, 2008 at 11:27 am #366789katefMember
wow 96 grams is impressive… we had an 84 gram one the other day which we thought was a bit spec… our new hens have also been laying tiny little white eggs which are just as special to us!
KateSeptember 1, 2008 at 10:04 pm #366790baringaparkMember
:pSeptember 4, 2008 at 2:31 am #366791
Thanks guys, I especially like the smileys.September 4, 2008 at 4:29 am #366792FeeglesMember
Gawsh!!!!! Poor lil Henny must have a sore tushie!!
Enjoy the egg and remember to treat the chickens to something yummy for their efforts.
I am growing maggots for mine, its gross, I know, but a great science exoeriment for DSSeptember 4, 2008 at 4:33 am #366793JanineMember
Yup my sentiments exactly ouch!! :p Some of my chickens are Isa Browns and do on occasion lay big eggs, I have not weighed them though my scale is no where near that accurate. But, they are so big that I can’t close the egg box properly 😆 Happy days for hen owners for sure :tup:September 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm #366794SandyBMember
Well done Russell’s chooky! I get 92g eggs from one of my girls consistently. Got a 96g one as well the other day. Wonder if she’ll top the hundred?:jawdrop:September 6, 2008 at 10:17 pm #366795HummerKeymaster
I had a new hamp lay a 104g egg once, it was huge.. chooks are full of surprises aren’t they! 🙂September 11, 2008 at 2:25 am #366796
It turned out to be a double yolker, it was deliciousSeptember 11, 2008 at 6:18 am #366797beudibeauMember
We have 2 girls- Maggie and Penny.
we are new at this chook thing and got so excited about our first egg.
It was so tiny and then we got another one the next day.
We are abit worried about our Boxer Bonnie She seems very keen
to get at the girls.Fortunately Maggie and Penny couldn’t care less.
Any hints- We love Bonnie and she is a very placid wee dog.:shrug:September 16, 2008 at 3:40 am #366798TiddlypomMember
I recently had such a varied selection of egg sizes from some younger and some older girls that I weighed them all and took this photo:
The biggest always seem to be double yolkers for us 🙂
We even had a 110g egg since them – that really must have left a sore chook! 😮
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