VERY STRANGE... Egg inside an egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken_Pauper, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Songster

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    I am wondering if anyone else has ever had this happen:

    I went out to the coop this morning. My Americauna hen that lays very large (jumbo) pastel green eggs, but stops when it is very hot was up on the roost. She hadn't laid for several days. But, this morning there was an egg on the ground, broken, clearly dropped from the roost position. I knew it was hers, as it was large and pastel green... I reached down to pick it up and inside of it was another egg, in shell, intact, whole and unbroken. Very strange, and egg inside an egg. Anyone else? Same breed of chicken or ?

    Both eggs the same color... pastel green inside of pastel green. Not from a broody hen, and not near any other eggs, just laid from the roost, dropped.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 4, 2011
  2. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    There's a thread with a youtube video somewhere around here where that happened to someone else within the last year. I don't remember what breed chicken it was, but it was a brown egg, if I recall correctly.

    That must have been a neat/cool thing to find. It has never happened with any of my girls (so far), but it does happen.
  3. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Songster

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Thank you... Interesting to say the least. Not anything I have seen before, but I am not all that experienced. I will look for the video. Thank you.
  4. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
  5. Madamegato

    Madamegato Chirping

    Aug 30, 2011
    ABQ, NM
    You should have snatched a picture! Sounds really neat. [​IMG]
  6. DIMBY

    DIMBY Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Western Colorado
    I had an egg a couple of weeks ago that had a very thin shell, when I picked it up, it broke - and was filled with water (or some very clear liquid). Only time this has happened.
  7. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Don't worry, this is normal (an egg inside an egg). You should've taken some pics!

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