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egg,.... inside an Egg,............... inside ANOTHER EGG !!! ???,...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tri-5-ron, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. tri-5-ron

    tri-5-ron Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2010
    Orange County
    Ok all,
    This is kind of freaky, and also may shed some light on my EE's Very Sporatic egg production lately.
    As some of you had read in my last thread, https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=542570 ,
    My EE's have not been regular in their egg production.

    Then I had posted that they apparently got their stuff back in order, and we had collected a very odd shaped egg from one of them.
    I described it as a "fat green torpedo" .

    This morning, while cracking eggs for breakfast, my wife cracked that "torpedo" egg.

    here is a link to a video, of what she found inside...

    I hope the video worked for you all there, but here is also some regular pics...




    So has anyone here ever seen a TRIPLE egg in egg in egg ???
    and what do you think would cause this ?

    is it a calcium deficency (sp?),
    I also seem to remember reading that in the hotter summer days, the hens can lose calcium through panting ? is this correct?

    Thanks for any thoughts, or experienced replies.

    (edited for pics link correction)
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  2. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    whoa....that is a little odd. Pretty cool though. [​IMG]
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Wow! Watched the video..that's crazy!
  4. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    Moriarty, NM
    I just watched the video too. That was incredible!
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

    May 18, 2011
  6. chickens & dogs

    chickens & dogs Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    I have only had an egg with a 2nd egg in it,never 3 .....
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Cool! I'm interested to see if you get any more like that. Be sure to update if you do!
  8. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Greenleaf, WI
    That last little egg looked like a kernel of corn. Odd!
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I recently had a double yolk egg inside a double yolk egg. When I broke the first egg open the first two yolks broke.
  10. tri-5-ron

    tri-5-ron Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2010
    Orange County
    WOW !,.... Ok, you win ! LOL!
    are you sure there is not an Emu running around in your coop ???

    So can anyone tell me if the summer heat,
    causes the hens to lose more calcium, due to panting ?

    I've never really had to keep a constant supply of Oyster shell, for them to have well formed shells,...
    but if they lose the calcium when panting, then maybe I should get some Oyster shell, to be sure.

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