josh1990's Chooks

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  1. kthomp37

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    Looks like a double yolk. Years ago I used to work on a poultry farm and in a barn of 10 thousand hens you'd get about a dozen double yolks a day. Still perfectly edible.

    Some of them can get big enough that you wonder how/if the hen survived :Paranoid:
     
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    It certainly was a double yolker. My wife jokes that chickens are people that did shit things in a past life so they get sent back as chickens to spit out eggs every day hahaha. She saw that and said "wonder what they did" :lol:
     
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    I got this one in a carton of "jumbo" eggs the other week. It was so big the carton wouldn't close :lol:
     
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    Fucking Christ!

    This is next to a regular sized one for us;

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/l4NuBTczeuRWZkm23
     
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    You can get eggs inside of eggs. They are huge, like that.
     
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    That's what I was hoping it would be! Just a "normal" double yolker, but the biggest I've ever seen!
     
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    It's a whopper, that's for sure. I wonder who laid it.
     
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    Find the chooken with permanently crossed eyes. That'll be the one I reckon :)
     
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    Just hit 70 eggs for the month so far. I thought I had eggs coming out MY arse before lol. Have 2 people buying them as they need them but need a few more. Something to think about for prospective backyard chook owners. If we only needed eggs for ourselves, 3 would've been fine.
     
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    So it's the last day of the first full month of laying. We've collected 154 eggs, which is just shy of 13 dozen. Averaging 5.1 a day, really happy with the output vs feed cost. The ones we sell cover the pellets, supplemented by scraps and treats such as meal worms.
     
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    Jesus some monster eggs there.

    I remember back as a kid we would let our chooks rummage through the garden every now and then, they would go mental in the scrub and bushes eating up all the insects, then for the next few days we get extra large jumbo eggs.
     
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    I've got a few Isa Browns, don't know why people go on about only laying for 2 years and health problems though. These things must be 3/4 years old now and we still get an egg every day from each of them. As for health, can't kill em :shock: We don't give them any special treatment, just kitchen scraps (like, EVERYTHING from the kitchen) and a swift boot gentle push if they get in front of me (they like to follow me around like little dogs but they trip me over). Whatever the trick is, they seem happy and productive.
     
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    gee that chook would have a sore bum. i remember parents having chooks that i killed accidentally hence why im barred from chook owning. and i remember collecting an egg quiet like the one in the picture, it was massive, never seen anything quiet like it, maybe if i didnt have a killer jackrussel i'd consider getting a chook or 3 for our son.
     
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    Coming up on 4 years later, we found ourselves needing some fresh layers. Of the old crew, only 2 remained after a particularly hot heat wave.

    Today I picked up 2 each of Barter Brown/Black/Whites.

    Currently sorting themselves out - peck peck mothercluckers

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    Outstanding! I reckon they have been putting smaller and smaller eggs in cartons over the last 5-10 years....they just seem to be getting smaller. Probably my imagination but it just feels like it's to the point where they look so damned tiny. I'm just talking regular box, but seem to be getting smaller across all sizes.
     
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    Nah mate, you're just getting bigger :lol:

    And so am I :tongue:

    :lol::lol:
     
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    I never truly understood the terms 'Henpecked' 'Feathers Fly' and 'Pecking Order' until I had chooks! Vicious b!tches they are, right cruel!
     
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    I wanted to record it ala UFC, but they were mild whilst I was standing there. Have heard a few good bouts from the house though, should've put the wireless cam up haha
     
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    Descended from velociraptors, that's why.
     
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    No so clever girls!
     

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