HUGE double yolked eggsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread
Today and the other day, we collected two HUGE eggs. I cracked one open for the first time today, and it was double yolked. My question is, when we used to buy grocery store eggs (long long ago) I'd occasionally get a double yolked egg and it was never that huge. How come?
-- Cat (email@example.com), February 13, 2002
With my chickens, I found that the older birds would tend to occasionally produce double yolkers. The older the birds are, the less frequently they'll lay - but, their eggs are quite a bit larger than those produced by your younger birds. Store-bought eggs are laid by birds that are young, and produce eggs almost daily - when they slow, they end up on a one-way trip to Campbell's.
-- Judi (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 2002.
Also, the eggs in the store are sold by size. They just wouldn't put one of those huge eggs in your carton.
-- mary (email@example.com), February 13, 2002.
One of our chickens laid one once that was 8 1/2 by 11. It was a double yoker. We've got some from someone else's chickens that had several doubles in one carton, they were rather small eggs.
-- Cindy (SE. IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2002.
Sometimes the "egg sacs" touch up against each other. They stick to each other and produce a "double yolker". However, why the sizes vary I do not know. I do wonder how some of my little chickens can lay such large eggs, though!
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