Ouch!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hungarylife, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Hungarylife

    Hungarylife Out Of The Brooder

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    What a whoppa! First time this year we have 8 eggs from 8 chickens. Our new layers that we hatched ourselves last August are now up to size and speed. That is honestly a genuine chicken egg, but we think maybe she was egg bound yesterday as she was walking funny. Gave them some apple cider vinegar in their water and out it pops. Must have hurt!!
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    Believe me, the other are normal size, not small at all. We regularly get a double yolker from one of the girls but it is not this big. The shell seems to be "wrinkled" too. So I'm thinking that while this is interesting and amusing to us, could signify that she had a problem. Advice welcome.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be a shelled egg in a an egg....definitely a multiple yolker.

    Pop it open and take some more pics!
     
  3. Hungarylife

    Hungarylife Out Of The Brooder

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    Will open tomorrow and post a photo.[​IMG]
     
  4. Hungarylife

    Hungarylife Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what was inside the huge egg. Another egg, complete with hard shell!
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    That is fascinating. I've had double yolkier jumbos but never an egg in an egg. I think this happens when 2 eggs release too soon and travel down the oviduct together.

    @aart can you explain it….still learning.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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