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Double Yolked egg with another entire egg inside...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grnidone, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. grnidone

    grnidone Songster

    Jul 9, 2016
    Russell, Kansas

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    My first guess is your hen is a sex link of some sort? That happens when too many ovum get released and eggs are bumping into each other. I assume one egg was in the shell gland, the one inside, when the next partially made egg came into the shell gland causing them to merge. Your hen must be sore. You are lucky she didn't prolapse. That was a big um.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That's a Glitch with a Capital G all right [​IMG].

    I agree, it's probably a high production bred bird. It's pretty unusual to have that extreme, but it does happen. Her body is just trying to figure out how to keep up and regulate things. Probably a new layer......I'm not aware of anything you can do to correct it. It's usually just a "work itself out" kind of thing. Make sure she's got good nutrition, lots of water, and maybe do some research on being egg bound or egg yolk peritonitis just in case things go south with her.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Is she walking funny? Just a bad joke.
    Great video.
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