Hope this is the right place to post this....
This morning I cracked an egg open to find this:
The beginning of a chick? In person, you can clearly see where talons and a beak are forming and it clearly resembles an embryo.
My question is...I've had the same six chickens for three years with NO rooster. They stay in the coop 99.99% of the time (we had predator issues so we keep them locked up now) so there was also no exposure to a rooster.
Am I totally ignorant in thinking this is strange or can this happen without a rooster? Maybe I don't understand the whole process, so take it easy on me