Woman Finds Another Egg Inside A Giant Egg

Caters_NewsPublished: February 2, 2017559,917 views
Published: February 2, 2017

A housewife got the shock of her life when she cracked open a huge egg to find a smaller egg inside - perfectly intact. Maria Glória de Souza, 64, collected the gigantic egg from the chicken coop in the backyard of her house in Catalao, central Brazil, after it was laid by one of her hens. The ginormous offering was triple the size of a normal egg, weighing in at 175grams (6.5ounces).

Maria, who has been rearing chickens for over twenty years, said: "It was a super-size egg, really big. I had just taken it from underneath the chicken so it was still warm, when I realized I was holding something unusual." The phenomenon is called a counter-peristalsis contraction and occurs while the hen is in the process of forming an egg, where a second yolk is being released before the first egg forms completely.

This counter-peristalsis contraction, resulting from the premature release of a second egg cell into the oviduct, causes the first egg in the eggshell gland to reverse its course and be pushed back up to the top of the oviduct and then added to the egg cell that was just released into the oviduct. 

Sounds a little complicated, but still amazing, isn’t it?

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