My enormous egg with a surprise!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MkBorgen, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. MkBorgen

    MkBorgen Out Of The Brooder

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    So just thought I would share my enormous egg with you guys! I found it last week and couldn't believe my eyes poor chick! Check out the surprise inside the egg!!
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    Yep that is an egg within an egg!
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    As you can see the egg is fully formed and has a hard shell.
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    And there it is one huge egg with another egg inside of it.
     
  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    Wow, that's wild....lol I saw another pic of that phenomenon but the egg inside wasn't too big.... That looks like a pretty decent sized egg that was on the inside!
     
  3. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    That is soooooooo weird, interesting and sick all at once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    You are braver than I , because I wouldn't have been able to open the smaller egg. It looked like some sort of tumor.
     
  4. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    OUCH! Somebody get that hen an icepack! [​IMG]
     
  5. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Wow! That poor hen!
     
  6. MkBorgen

    MkBorgen Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I was kinda hesitant to crack the smaller one open but just had to make sure there wasn't anything else inside! I just don't understand how the larger egg formed around it and why it wouldn't have been laid before. And yes it was a small but good sized egg. I'm getting worried because we always have one that lays jumbo sized eggs and I've noticed them starting to get bigger again so I don't know if this will occur often or what!
     
  7. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Oregon
    Holy moley [​IMG] I saw a video on youtube recently of the same thing--was that you??
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow! [​IMG]

    Thanks for posting pics for us to see of that. Very cool! Poor hen... [​IMG]
     
  9. stephys_fluffybutts

    stephys_fluffybutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!
    I had a silkie hens lay a 5 layered egg. Yes really! five eggs!
    I was just as surprised as you are.. She layed 20 sum eggs just like that.
    She got sick one day and died. I never figured out what happened. I am guessing it was from trying to lay a huge egg.

    Its a wonder how they manage to do that
     
  10. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    that is awesome.. from what i gather the egg instead of pushing out goes back inward and another egg is produced around it.. then it is finally pushed outward into the nest
     

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