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What is this in the egg?

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My young GLW often lays slab sided eggs. She's happy and healthy and I'm exhausted from trying to figure out why, haha. I'm hoping it is just her being young - her first egg was a double yolker. My question is what is this semi solid white thing on half of the yolk from this slab sided egg. I just broke open two of her slab eggs, and one was perfect inside, the other had this whitish half on the yolk. Some of her slab eggs have this. It is always only half of the yolk. And when I whisk them for scrambled eggs, I can pull it out because it doesn't mix. Any ideas?





post #2 of 6
Umm that almost looks like puss?
post #3 of 6
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It's like a skin.
post #4 of 6

It sounds like excess membrane.

You'll see more odd things in the first month or so of laying.

 

Slab sides are often caused by 2 eggs traveling down the pike at the same time....

...or some other glitch in the shell gland.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 6
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Thank you so much. This whole egg journey has driven me crazy haha! First seeing who were girls and who were boys. Then the waiting...oh the waiting. Impatiently waiting to see the first egg. And just as exciting - what color eggs we would get. Then the little oddities. It has definitely been exciting and nerve wracking! So very worth it though!

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The first year is filled with bunches and bunches of little details to learn...it can be overwhelming, like getting a drink of water out of a fire hose.

Second year is much more fun and relaxing...tho some miss the drama.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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