Double shell....NOT double yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jhoff310, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. jhoff310

    jhoff310 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my red sex links recently surprised me. She laid an egg, as I was washing it I was shocked to discover a full egg inside of the brown shell. The shocker was the egg inside was White. I do have white leghorns. There wasn't any yolk between the 2 shells, just a brown shell covering the white shell. Does anybody have any insight on what happened?

    I'm just spitballing, but I'm curious to know if my RSL laid and egg and "sucked" up a white egg and put a shell on it and laid it.
    Your thoughts?

    Jeff
     
  2. DoubletakeFarm

    DoubletakeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How it happens:


    This guy made me laugh:
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The white inner egg probably just didn't make it down to the coating station(where the brown pigment is applied) before being encased in the outer brown egg.
     

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