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Any one else ever have an egg inside an egg??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by twisted-acres-farm, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    So my 8 Brahma light hens are a little over 6 months old and have been getting some nice eggs from them. I have one who lays a very large egg and always a double yolker. This I like and accept as relatively normal. The other day found a MONSTER egg which weigh over 5 oz and was 6 3/4 inches around in the middle. Took pics. Decided to have fried eggs for supper tonight while some friends were here and they talked me into using the monster egg. Inside this egg I found another egg complete with shell. It was like those russian stackiing/nesting dolls. Has any one else had this happen with 1 egg (complete with yolk) inside of another egg complete with yolk. Yet another reason my place is called "Twisted Acre's"
     
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  2. Cool! Yes, I've had this happen before from a slightly new to being a hen, hen. Hens that started laying not that long ago tend to have abnormal eggs at times.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I've never seen that "in the flesh", but I've seen pics of it. It happens when the egg is fully formed and instead of being laid, reverses and gets another coating of egg shell and sometimes another load of white as well.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Sound like one of your hen's laying mechanism does not function quite right. Keep an eye on her for laying issues such as egg retention.
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    No, I haven't seen anything like that - kinda cool!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I've seen pictures but have never experienced the phenomenon.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    I've heard of it, but none of my hens have ever done it. Chickens can be full of surprises, can't they?
     
  10. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    that mite of happend to me [​IMG]
     

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