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Farmer discovers more than a yolk inside massive egg after cracking it open
This is fascinating to watch.
Kathleen Shipman
11.05.21

It doesn’t matter how you like your eggs, there’s no denying they’re one of the most universally delicious breakfast foods out there. In fact, who says you need it to be morning time to enjoy them?

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Pixabay - monicore

Sometimes when we crack open one of these yummy treats, we get a bit of a surprise, usually in the form of a double yolk. And while this is pretty exciting, one Texas farmer has definitely got you beat.

“No double yolks, that’s for wimps,” he says. “We got double eggs!”

YouTube - ashmorerv
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YouTube - ashmorerv

These are the words he exclaims when he discovers that his 7-month old chicken has laid a rare double egg.

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Pixabay - klimkin

According to Poultry Help, double-shelled eggs are extremely rare and no one is quite sure why it happens to certain chickens at certain times. But we do know how they are formed.

The process occurs when “an egg that is nearly ready be laid reverses direction and gets a new layer of albumen covered by a second shell,” reports Poultry Help.

According to Countryside Network, the process that causes the egg to reverse is called a ‘counter-peristalsis contraction’.

People love to see double eggs, but interestingly, while I was researching the topic, I noticed that “double egg hoax” was a suggested search term. These things are apparently so rare that people don’t even believe they exist.

YouTube - ashmorerv
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YouTube - ashmorerv

In July of 2015, YouTuber ashmorerv, who describes himself in his About section as “just an old Texas farmer appreciating nature”, discovered a huge egg that had been laid by his average sized 7-month chicken.

The farmer decides to investigate, recording the process and uploading the video to YouTube— where it has since gone viral garnering over 12 MILLION views.

YouTube - ashmorerv
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YouTube - ashmorerv

As the video begins, the farmer lightly taps the egg attempting to make a small crack in the shell. When the eggs cracks, he begins peeling a section of the shell away, plunging his thumb into a large yolk.

“Oh, I see another surprise!” he says with a chuckle.

“A double egger!”

YouTube - ashmorerv
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YouTube - ashmorerv

The farmer slowly pours the yolk out of the shell, until only the inner egg remains.

YouTube - ashmorerv
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YouTube - ashmorerv

When he pulls the second egg out of the giant shell, it’s the size of a regular egg that you’d buy in the grocery store. Doing what anyone would do, he decides to crack it open and see what’s inside.

In the end, the baby egg wasn’t anything fancy, just a regular egg—but it’s still pretty neat to watch.

YouTube - ashmorerv
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YouTube - ashmorerv

People on the internet have been fascinated by this video and have left tons of comments. One viewer wrote:

“Wow… there’s something I haven’t seen before… poor chicken that laid that monster of an egg!”

Another posted:

“This was very interesting!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!”

Watch the video below to see the contents of the giant egg for yourself! Isn’t nature amazing?

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Sources: YouTube – ashmorerv, Poultry Help, Countryside Network

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By Kathleen Shipman
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Kathleen Shipman is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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