Mortier George was intending to blow out and stuff this egg

Agassiz man looking for answers to ‘mystery egg’

Egg inside an egg seems to be a rare occurrence, says hobby farmer

Mortier George has been keeping chickens on his property for years now. Like many other hobby farmers, he collects the eggs and enjoys them for all their farm-fresh goodness.

And like many others, he will often use a real egg to create a “fake egg.” To do that, he would carefully open the bottom of the egg, blow out the insides, stuff it with fabric or some other medium, and place it in the box where he likes the chicken to lay eggs.

But the last time he set out to do this delicate procedure, he found something amiss.

Inside the large egg, was another egg — complete with its own hard shell.

In all his years, George has never seen such a thing. So, he set out on the internet in search of an answer.

There was one video, he said, but it was hard to tell if it was a hoax.

Now, he’s wondering how uncommon it is to find a full egg inside another one.

“I’m not an expert,” he said. “But I thought it was funny.”

While there are a handful of newspaper stories online about people finding eggs inside eggs, in places all over the world. Most stories offer no explanation.

However, a few websites offer the explanation that the very rare ‘egg within an egg’ or ‘double shell egg’ happens when an egg that is almost ready to be laid reverses direction and gets covered with a new layer of albumen.

George said he’ll probably send his egg to a university or the research station.

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