Egg Found In another Egg
When the community nurse cooked breakfast before work, she cracked an egg – only to find another one inside it. It was just nestling inside it, a bit like a sparrow's egg,' she said. 'I just whipped the egg out when I saw it and didn't know what to do.'
Mrs Andrews, who hardly ever cooks breakfast, got the eggs from a local butcher and was stunned by the discovery.
Eggs within eggs are formed when a young hen learns to lay. Yolk passes through the hen's body, into a shell gland, and is laid a few hours later. This hen did not get her method right – another yolk came before the first was laid and a shell grew around both.
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