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Should I be worried and why does this happen!!!

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Hi everyone,
It has been ages since I last came on this group because been busy with university and now that I am free I was busy watching my flock and saw this enormous sized egg... this eggs are from isa brown hens and when I cracked it, I found another fully shelled egg in it and also yoke...my question is that should I be worried and will the hen live? Thanks for the help in advance 😊😊😊
post #2 of 4

It is very unusual but no reason to be concerned unless it becomes habit. It happens so seldom that no one really knows for sure but for some reason a fully formed egg backs up out of the shell gland and joins with another yolk and albumen then reenters the shell gland, gets another shell and is expelled.

 

ETA, that's why the bigger egg is lighter because the pigment was used up on the first egg.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 10/7/15 at 10:33am

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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A hen’s internal egg making factory is pretty complicated. Occasionally there are glitches, like that. As long as it is rare it’s generally not a big deal. If it regularly repeats then there is something wrong with her egg factory.

When a hen lays a huge egg like that it is possible that she could have complications, but most hens can handle that kind of thing without damaging themselves. It’s not a good thing but it’s seldom harmful. As long as she looks OK she probably is. Sure hope so.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thank you sooooo much, thought I was going to loose her but now I can rest well
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