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Hello,

I looked under that common egg problems thread and tried searching this, but was unable to find an answer.

 

I was cooking the other morning, cracked and egg into the bowl and it contained in a small "jellybean" shaped mass along with the yolk. It was extremely firm, almost like a stiff rubber ball.

 

I have a small mixed flock of Rhode Island Reds and Australorps. I'm wondering if anyone can shed some insight as to what this mass is and what may have caused it to form.

 

Thanks!

-Tim

 

post #2 of 6
Do you have any roos? Kinda looks like it might of been fertile
post #3 of 6

I don't think it's an embryo.

I would have removed, inspected and photographed it more, then cut that in half to see what inside.

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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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
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Pandapaws23 View Post

Do you have any roos? Kinda looks like it might of been fertile

Yes, I have two and yes this egg was fertile. Also, I used it the day it was laid.

 

Thanks,

-Tim

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I don't think it's an embryo.

I would have removed, inspected and photographed it more, then cut that in half to see what inside.

I was pressed for time, as I had to get to work, however if I ever come across anything like this in the future I'll be sure to document/inspect it further.

 

Thanks,

-Tim

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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

I don't think it's an embryo.

I would have removed, inspected and photographed it more, then cut that in half to see what inside.

I was pressed for time, as I had to get to work, however if I ever come across anything like this in the future I'll be sure to document/inspect it further.

 

Thanks,

-Tim

I understand...you could always put it in a little dish/jar in the fridge to inspect later.

I'm suspecting that it might have been a lash egg that was encapsulated within another egg....or maybe an immature ova.

If you could see the 'bullseye' of the fertilized yolk away from the 'blob', then it wasn't an embryo.

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."

Reply
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