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Should I be worried and why does this happen!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zabi, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. zabi

    zabi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2014
    Hi everyone,
    It has been ages since I last came on this group because been busy with university and now that I am free I was busy watching my flock and saw this enormous sized egg... this eggs are from isa brown hens and when I cracked it, I found another fully shelled egg in it and also yoke...my question is that should I be worried and will the hen live? Thanks for the help in advance [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It is very unusual but no reason to be concerned unless it becomes habit. It happens so seldom that no one really knows for sure but for some reason a fully formed egg backs up out of the shell gland and joins with another yolk and albumen then reenters the shell gland, gets another shell and is expelled.

    ETA, that's why the bigger egg is lighter because the pigment was used up on the first egg.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2015
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    A hen’s internal egg making factory is pretty complicated. Occasionally there are glitches, like that. As long as it is rare it’s generally not a big deal. If it regularly repeats then there is something wrong with her egg factory.

    When a hen lays a huge egg like that it is possible that she could have complications, but most hens can handle that kind of thing without damaging themselves. It’s not a good thing but it’s seldom harmful. As long as she looks OK she probably is. Sure hope so.
  4. zabi

    zabi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2014
    Thank you sooooo much, thought I was going to loose her but now I can rest well

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