Tiny Twinned egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by azygous, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I found this on the poop board this morning. It's a conjoined thumb-sized egg combo with actual shell around both eggs, and both eggs have yolks. I think my Buff Brahma Joyce slipped it out during the night as it was found where she usually roosts.
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  2. Ethridgechixs

    Ethridgechixs Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you cook that egg? or is that what it looked like when you found it?
     
  3. chic hens

    chic hens Out Of The Brooder

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    wow....that is pretty amazing.
    how old is she? What do you feed her?
    I am having some egg issues that have just started in the last 2 days so I am just learning about all of the things to watch for. I have my hens on layer pellets and give them a mash every night that has rice, oatmeal, spinach, garlic, olive oil, butter milk and apples, starberries or grapes. I also keep Bragg's ACV in their water. I am trying to cover all the bases but not sure what is going on with my girls. Ugh! Chickens....they are not for the faint of heart.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Joyce gets fed the same layer feed mixed with flock raiser, along with raw carrots, cabbage, squash, and hot oatmeal and raisins on sub-freezing mornings. She's almost two years old.

    The conjoined egg found its way into my coat pocket as I was cleaning, forgot it, of course, and it was squashed when I finally fished it out. It's raw. The two eggs were marble-sized.

    She has laid perfect eggs up to this point. [​IMG]
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. I would guess a hiccup when the yolk got released leaving enough space between the yokes that she started to form separate eggs. Then the gap closed. Got to think on this some more.
     

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