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My enormous egg with a surprise!

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

  1. MkBorgen

    MkBorgen In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2009
    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!!
    Yep that is an egg within an egg!
    As you can see the egg is fully formed and has a hard shell.
    And there it is one huge egg with another egg inside of it.

  2. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    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

    Jun 18, 2009
    Madisonville, LA
    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

    Sep 16, 2009
    Dover, TN
    OUCH! Somebody get that hen an icepack! [​IMG]
  5. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sulphur Springs, TX
    Wow! That poor hen!
  6. MkBorgen

    MkBorgen In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2009
    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 Songster

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

  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Wow! [​IMG]

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

    stephys_fluffybutts Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    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 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    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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