Another is this a worm in my egg *pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by caro5931, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. caro5931

    caro5931 New Egg

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    I am wondering if this is a roundworm in my egg? This is already cooked and scrambled and stayed together like this.


    Follow up question is do I need to be concerned that I ate most of these if it is? Can they live and lay eggs that I could have eaten while in the egg? They were cooked but just until fluffy and not very well.


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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Chalazae. It's the part of the egg that holds the yolk in the proper position. It's not a worm and is completely normal.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @caro5931 , welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. caro5931

    caro5931 New Egg

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    Thanks. I thought it was a chalaza but just wanted to make sure because it was the only one of my eggs that has had such a tough and pointy worm looking one.
     
  5. rufita

    rufita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I'm not to late to this thread, but I finally decided to ask the community about the eggs I'm seeing. Almost all of the eggs from my 8-month-old Buff Orpington (which I got from 4H with 5 others) have what I'm hoping are extremely long Chalazae and not worms. Her eggs used to be pink, but are now white and the shell quality is off (also pictured below). I've visually inspected the poop of all of my hens and rooster, but do not see any indications of worms. This girl is the biggest of all the young ones and seems quite healthy.
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  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    @rufita
    Above I posted photos with comparison of an egg with a round worm and an egg with a chalazae stretched over the yolk.

    Look next to that egg, and you see an egg with thin, watery yolk.

    Below are links to an egg similar to yours with explanation of causes.

    If she seems healthy, no signs of sneezy, coughing, ruffled feathers, she may need better nutritional support or investigation into what may be causing her stress.

    If she has even the slightest sneezing, lethargy, oddness, it could be Infectious Bronchitis...sort of like a chicken cold...that can throw the eggs off color. IB in younger chicks is more devastating and can cause death. IB in older pullets and adult hens often is only seen in poor egg production and quality in mild strains while stronger strains will cause racking coughs and rails.

    IB is usually not fatal but will throw them off their laying and overall energy for several weeks. Return to egg laying may take a number of weeks after the virus has run its course. Since it is a virus, only general immune support helps (such as garlic in mash, ACV in the water, I've even added Elderberry tincture which seemed to help).

    IB
    http://agritech.tnau.ac.in/expert_s...trol And Management.html#infectiousbronchitis

    Causes of egg malformation
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/18/misshapen-eggs/

    Hopefully this is a short transitional phase in a younger pullet. Better nutritional support and making sure there is less stress in the flock usually helps.

    If IB, time and TLC.

    LofMc
     
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  8. rufita

    rufita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Lady of McCamley,
    Thank you so much for the advice and encouragement. I started theACV and nutritional support a while ago and I've only seen a couple imperfect eggs since (not nearly as bad as the one pictured).
     
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