New Here- We got the weirdest egg yesterday.. want to share!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dgh1973, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. dgh1973

    dgh1973 Hatching

    Oct 27, 2010
    Hi there- We live in the Ft. Worth Texas area. We have 4 chickens, 3 cats, a horse and 2 dogs. My husband and I have two daughters that we homeschool. We are involved in a 4H club and thought we'd try our hand at chickens. We built them a coop over the summer using some of the ideas from this website. Everyone I know that has chickens, I've steered them to this stie.. it is so helpful! I have appreciated being able to get on here and read through the forums for advice. Anyway, here is the weird part. Three of our chickens started laying about a month ago. We've been waiting for that 4th egg! Yesterday, my daughter and I went out to gather eggs and when we looked in, there was the biggest egg we'd ever seen! It was 2-3 x's the size of the normal eggs.. so we came in and cracked it... much to our surprise, there was another egg inside! The big egg had some whites in it, no yolk.. the egg that came out of it had a single yolk. Have any of you heard of such a thing? I am guessing it came from the chicken that hadn't been laying.. poor girl! Today, we had only 3 eggs again. I'm going to try and post a picture of the egg. Thanks for having me here!



  2. elevan

    elevan Songster Premium Member


    I'm're saying the small egg was inside the big egg?? [​IMG]
  3. bburn

    bburn Songster

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas

    Someone posted about that happening to an egg in the last two weeks. I found it amazing. In the search box in the top right type in 'double egg' and see if you get anything.

    And welcome!
  4. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Songster

    Aug 8, 2010
    Oakland county ,MI
    Woahhhhh that's a mighty big one fer sure...and [​IMG]

  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson and [​IMG] That was a weird egg!
  6. dgh1973

    dgh1973 Hatching

    Oct 27, 2010
    Oh really? I didn't know anyone posted about this. Thanks! Yes, the little egg was inside the big egg! I have heard of double yolks, but never a double egg!
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Last year someone's EE laid a huge blue egg that had a regular egg inside of it. Weird.

  8. sablevulpe

    sablevulpe In the Brooder

    Jun 3, 2010
    Andover, MN
    Queue the twilight zone music.

    I have to say, I hope something like this does not happen when one of my squeamish friends is over... one was horrified when she heard I wasn't washing my eggs, I can only imagine what she would do if she saw mutant eggs!
  9. dkluzier

    dkluzier Songster

    I would luv to get something like your double egg. Have had double yolks. I have read about the egg inside the egg though.

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