A little confused

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by guest21, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. guest21

    guest21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can explain what happened here. I have 4 hens that have not been near a rooster and this is what I found in one of my eggs today...[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Is that a blood spot? I can't tell from the pic.

    If so, that happens when a blood vessel bursts when the egg forms...happens with or without a cock bird.

    I just scoop it out and cook the egg...it is considered a normal finding...commercially sold eggs are candled and those with meat or blood spots are removed.
     
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  3. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that isn't anything!!! It is a meat particle might seem gross but it won't harm you. You can eat it it doesn't matter. but it is NOT a chicken. I am not an expert but I am pretty sure it isn't anything.
     
  4. guest21

    guest21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure how well the picture turned out bit this is actually formed, I can see an eye and all. Hermaphrodite chicken?
     
  5. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't think it is.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's not an embryo, it's a meat spot. Pieces of ovarian tissue slough off sometimes and end up in the eggs. That solves your mystery--no weird double sex birds, no thing like that. Just a normal glitch in a hen's reproductive tract. Scoop it out and eat the rest of the egg. Trust me, not an embryo at all.
     

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