New egg layer and the insane egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsruvi, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. mrsruvi

    mrsruvi In the Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    I have never seen this on a forum before although that could just be from lack of looking.

    My RIR just started laying in the last 5 days. I was out of town so i only know of one egg prior to this one for sure. Today we heard her throwing a fit when she laid her egg and came out to find this:


    It was HUGE i have normal sized hands for a grown woman, so theres that. I expected it to have three yolks when i cracked it, it was so huge, but instead:


    One yolk and ANOTHER EGG! the shell of the inner egg was hard and fully formed. the inner egg looked completely perfect but the outer egg yolk was cloudy and odd. We didnt eat either egg, but has anyone ever seen this before?

  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    I've never seen it, but I've read of other people who have gotten an egg within an egg. New layers take awhile to get everything working smoothly.
  3. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    South Carolina
  4. mkcolls

    mkcolls Songster

    Mar 13, 2011
    We haven't had one, but they have been described and pictured on BYC in the past.

    It is one yolk being released, and forming in the duct and at the same time another yolk catches up in the duct and after the first shell has formed a second one forms around the second yolk and the first shelled egg at the same time. Get that pullet an ice bag. [​IMG] That had to hurt. She's a trooper!
  5. mannedwolfy

    mannedwolfy In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2017
    Ah yes, this must've hurt... usually these are the eggs hen's get egg bound with, but it looks like she got through it.
    keep a eye on her, but i think it's ok [​IMG]

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