Egg inside an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sama_Lama, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Sama_Lama

    Sama_Lama Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I went to retrieve eggs and found a huge one. I can't beleive my girl could pass it without getting egg bound! Anyhow once I opened it I found a second fully formed egg inside. It was much smaller but the yoke of the second egg was nearly as large as the first. I looked the condition up but wanted to know if this was truly a very rare occurrence or if it happened more often than people think.
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  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW how cool is that! Hope your girl is ok after all that!
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Wow, that is one GIGANTIC egg! And I have heard of an egg being inside an egg, but never have I seen one! Thanks for posting the pics! AWESOME!
     
  4. paigerdoodle

    paigerdoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    wowza!
     
  5. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must get a prize for 'best ever only second post to the forum'. That is awesome.

    Thanks for sharing, I've never seen anything like it, certainly puts a new spin on 'double yolkers'.
     
  6. tri-5-ron

    tri-5-ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW !
    I can only imagine what THAT egg song sounded like !!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. fourgotten

    fourgotten Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a helluva twofer! Awesome!
     
  8. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness, that poor girl.
     
  9. TC_BokBok

    TC_BokBok Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never heard of this until right now and it's got to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. Thank you so much for posting those really greats pics. So often we read someones story but cant quite connect to it because there are no pics. I was hoping that wasn't the case with your post and VERY GLADLY it is not.

    I'm also happy to hear that she did not become egg bound. Geez! That thing is like a small ostrich egg!

    Good luck to you and your girls and keep us updated.
     
  10. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch! Great pics though! [​IMG]
     

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