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Odd object found inside egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wjreese, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. wjreese

    wjreese Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Hello, a friend of mine who buys eggs from me just sent me this picture. She said that it appears to be a small egg within the egg. Has anyone seen anything like this before? She's a little freaked out by it!

  2. Eagleeyeice

    Eagleeyeice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can't wait to hear the responses. That would freak me out.
  3. Feathyr

    Feathyr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2014
    Eggs can be found inside other eggs. It isn't impossible, just rare. I wouldn't recommend eating it, though.
  4. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2012
    Serenity Valley
    [​IMG] Oh,wow, I would be so freaked out ... even after all this years and knowing that it can happen. Maybe a free dozen eggs will help her get over the trauma ... although she may lose her appetite for eggs for a few days/weeks.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Did she dissect it to see what was inside that lump?

    It looks like it might be a 'lash egg' that got caught encased in a normal egg.
    Google 'lash egg'.

    A disturbing anomaly, but not unprecedented.
    I wouldn't eat it either.

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