Chicken egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by otlindalee, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. otlindalee

    otlindalee New Egg

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    I have a hen that is laying abnormally large eggs with a soft shell. When I open the outside shell, there is an egg yolk and a second egg inside. The second egg is completely enclosed in its own solid shell. Does anyone know of why this may be occurring?
     
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    is she laying everyday or every other day? sounds like she is developing the 2nd egg before she's laying the 1st. I've seen pics on here before about it but idk why it happens. hope you get an answer.
     
  3. Tangeygirl

    Tangeygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I've seen others post about these egg anomolies...not sure what causes it. Sorry [​IMG] But I did want to say hello to a fellow CT'r [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The cause of egg oddities is almost always a glitch in the bird's egg laying machinery. Usually this sort of thing straightens out in time. I hope she is a pullet and a new layer; more likely to correct itself, I believe.
     
  5. otlindalee

    otlindalee New Egg

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    she only just started laying about a month ago so hopefully it will straighten out...thanks.
     

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