Merrill Area Woman's Hen Lays Monstrous Egg, Another Egg Found to be Inside

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A Merrill area woman had quite the surprise for breakfast Thursday morning.

Jennifer Freyer says one of their hens laid an extremely large egg last Saturday. Thursday morning as Freyer made breakfast, she cracked open the egg, only to find another egg inside.

The incident is rather rare.

In 2007, Sydney University poultry science professor Tom Scott offered an explanation to a New Zealand newspaper. He says a normal egg disturbed in the shell gland could move back up into the oviduct and start production all over again, resulting in an egg inside an egg.

Photos courtesy Jennifer Freyer

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