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Title: Record breaker?
Post by: upstatenybowyer on September 18, 2018, 05:39:08 pm
When I woke up this morning one of my chickens was making a heck of a racket. Sometimes they do that for no apparent reason, so I didn't pay it much attention. Well, when I got home for work and went out to check the eggs I discovered the reason for all the heckin' and feckin'.

Pictures truly do not do this thing justice. I've never seen anything like it.  :o Have you?
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Post by: KHalverson on September 18, 2018, 05:51:43 pm
double yoker!!
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on September 18, 2018, 06:09:44 pm
Maybe even triple!
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Post by: Morgan on September 18, 2018, 06:17:37 pm
Thatís a one big egg! My sympathy to the Hemorrhoidal hen. (A)
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Post by: osage outlaw on September 18, 2018, 06:23:27 pm
WOW!  (http://rabbittalk.com/images/smilies/chicken-87.gif)   That's a keeper.
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on September 18, 2018, 06:51:26 pm
lol  ;D
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Post by: bjrogg on September 18, 2018, 07:05:30 pm
Don't have a ostrich running around there do ya?
Bjrogg
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Post by: Zuma on September 18, 2018, 08:40:21 pm
Cool -C- -C-
Zuma
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Post by: Hawkdancer on September 18, 2018, 09:43:41 pm
That's a 3egg omelette by itself!
Hawkdancer
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Post by: Pat B on September 18, 2018, 09:49:52 pm
Ouch!  :o   (A)
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Post by: archeryrob on September 19, 2018, 06:49:59 am
Assuming you have a rooster you might want to incubate that one. Big bird = lots of meat. You can selectively increase the size of your birds
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Post by: BowEd on September 19, 2018, 07:29:29 am
Cool....You got rhode island reds?We do here.Pretty good layers.
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Post by: TrevorM on September 19, 2018, 07:35:11 am
That's a big'en alright! Is the hen fairly new to laying? I seem to remember that's when we got our jumbo one. It wasn't quite that big, but not too far off. It had a smaller egg inside it. Have you tried candling it?
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Post by: ohma2 on September 19, 2018, 08:54:46 am
Yes thats probably  an egg  in an egg.
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Post by: Zuma on September 19, 2018, 09:46:41 am
Mutant, alien chicken take over, Yikes :G
Zuma
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Post by: Pat B on September 19, 2018, 10:27:18 am
Just think of the wings and drumsticks.  :OK
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on September 19, 2018, 02:05:32 pm
Hawk's comment about the omelette made me hungry, so I ate it.  -C- Two big yolks inside! Yum

No rooster Rob. Just 5 ladies.

Ed, I wish we had some different breeds. I've heard those RI Reds are very good layers. All we've got is white ones. They were the last ones left at the tractor store.

Never heard of candling before Trevor. Do tell!

Maybe Zuma, thought I saw some strange lights over the coop the night before the egg arrived.

Pat, the wings and drumsticks came and went w/ the meat chickens. They were delicious! Probably do it again next spring.  )P(

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Post by: osage outlaw on September 19, 2018, 03:29:59 pm
Upstate and his chicken

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3428/3212960074_74edb5a37e.jpg)
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Post by: Mesophilic on September 19, 2018, 03:38:14 pm
That's an impressive egg.

Back when i lived in farm country one of my chickens laid an egg with no shell.  It was just a transparent membrane thst was surprisingly tough.  I imagine thst hen had a relatively easy go doing her job that day.


Title: Re: Record breaker?
Post by: TrevorM on September 19, 2018, 03:57:24 pm
Hawk's comment about the omelette made me hungry, so I ate it.  -C- Two big yolks inside! Yum

No rooster Rob. Just 5 ladies.

Ed, I wish we had some different breeds. I've heard those RI Reds are very good layers. All we've got is white ones. They were the last ones left at the tractor store.

Never heard of candling before Trevor. Do tell!

Maybe Zuma, thought I saw some strange lights over the coop the night before the egg arrived.

Pat, the wings and drumsticks came and went w/ the meat chickens. They were delicious! Probably do it again next spring.  )P(

candling is very easy, go somewhere fairly darker and just hold a strong light like a flash light (or a candle if you want to do it old school) to the back of the egg. It'll half shine through it, kind of like if you hold a light to your thumb. You can use this to check the eggs before you crack them open. It's a good check for bloody and fertilized eggs, not sure if you'd see a second egg or not. If you google "egg candling" you'll find lots of info about it.

As for breeds, I prefer the australorp (at lease the one we have).
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on September 19, 2018, 06:41:32 pm
Only you could find that pic Clint.  ;D

Thanks for the trick of the trade Trevor. I'll definitely give it a try, and I'll do it old school.  )P(

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Post by: S.C. hunter on September 19, 2018, 07:26:12 pm
I used to have some Red Sex Link chickens. They were some real laying machines.  In the spring time when I really started to put the laying mash food to them,  I would get eggs like that.   They are awesome!
   Steve
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Post by: Pappy on September 20, 2018, 05:08:45 am
Pat was thinking the same thing I was. ;) :D
 Pappy
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Post by: RidgeRunner on September 21, 2018, 11:01:59 am
I have always wandered...
Supposed there was a Rooster in the pin...

If you were to allow a double yoke egg to hatch...
Would you have twins ?? 

David
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Post by: upstatenybowyer on September 21, 2018, 01:15:33 pm
I have always wandered...
Supposed there was a Rooster in the pin...

If you were to allow a double yoke egg to hatch...
Would you have twins ?? 

David

I was wondering that exact same thing. I have no idea. BJ might know...
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Post by: bjrogg on September 21, 2018, 01:54:04 pm
I've never raised laying hens let alone hatchery hens. My guess would be yes unless one eats  or is absorbed by the other. But then there's the old saying "don't count your chickens before thieir hatched". Maybe neither would make it. We just raised meat roosters. I know if one of them started bleeding it was a goner. Talk about a cruel way to go. Same reason my sisters red boots weren't such a good idea in the chicken pen. Or the saying "they picked at him like a bunch of chickens" not pretty.
Bjrogg