Chicken egg question

otlindalee

Hatching
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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Bozrah, CT
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?
 

tuesdays chicks

Songster
9 Years
Apr 26, 2010
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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.
 

Tangeygirl

Songster
9 Years
Aug 27, 2010
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Quiet Corner, Connecticut
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I've seen others post about these egg anomolies...not sure what causes it. Sorry
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But I did want to say hello to a fellow CT'r
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Judy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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South Georgia
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.
 

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