yellow yolk and a white yolk in same egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heydeej, May 21, 2011.

  1. heydeej

    heydeej Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2010
    Lyons, MI
    I searched the forum and didn't find anything like this...

    Egg production was down for awhile, so I did the mite/lice and worming routine on my chickens. First day that everyone seemed to start laying again, one of my EE's put out this HUGE goose egg size egg.
    Curious to see if it was a double-yolker, and because we can't eat eggs for a few weeks, I took it in the house and cracked it open. (after showing the whole neighborhood what a big egg I had of course)

    This is what I found:

    Any thoughts on this one?
  2. heydeej

    heydeej Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2010
    Lyons, MI
    by the way, the white thing felt like a small rubber ball or a hard peeled grape. It did not burst if I squeezed it.
    sorry that I did not cut it open, but it popped out of my fingers and right down the drain. Not worth the plumbing job to fish it out...
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    eeew! it reminds me of an eyeball....

    wonder what it is, thats super interesting!
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  4. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    occasionally, for whatever reason (maybe an egg was stuck when another yolk came down the shoot, i don't know), an egg will form around an existing egg.

    the yolk drops, the white forms around the yolk, and the shell then forms around the whole thing - the process of egg formation

    there are pictures of this where small fully formed (hard shelled) eggs were inside a large egg with a yolk and white. this is what yours appears to be, whether the hard shell had not fully formed, or it was a jelly egg, another egg formed around it with a new yolk and albumin

    search the forum here and you'll find this posted quite a bit in the last month or so

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