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Foul "seedy" looking mass inside unfertilized egg

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I have no roosters and 5 hens. One of my hens (blue copper maran) lays delicious eggs, but on occasion she will lay an egg that has a "seedy" looking mass in the center of the yolk. I eat boiled eggs almost every day and I get one of these eggs once every other week. The smell is awful and I want to try and find out what this is.... I have tried to research it on the web, but havent had any luck. Hoping someone here knows what it is.... 

 

Thanks for any replies!

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Would that be a Lash egg? Ive never seen them and hope I never do!, just heard about them.
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I have no roosters and 5 hens. One of my hens (blue copper maran) lays delicious eggs, but on occasion she will lay an egg that has a "seedy" looking mass in the center of the yolk. I eat boiled eggs almost every day and I get one of these eggs once every other week. The smell is awful and I want to try and find out what this is.... I have tried to research it on the web, but havent had any luck. Hoping someone here knows what it is.... 

 

Thanks for any replies!

Do you always boil the eggs?

Hard boiled?

Have you ever seen it in a raw egg?

 

Need to take a pic and post it here....I've never heard of anything like what yo are describing.

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."

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Yes, I normally boil them. Found one today that prompted me to post this thread. The "seed" looking mass is always located in the center of the yolk and has a round end and a pointed end, neutral color. It's solid and feels like a piece of wood, but not rock hard. Next time I find one I will take a picture.

 

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