Hi All, we have five female ducks: 4 Welsh Harlequin type layers, one Mallard. They are 1.5 yr old and there is no roo or drake. All laid really well last winter then all stopped in summer when one went broody, then they all molted. Two started back laying two months ago. One of those two (not sure which) had an odd grey blob in the egg. This continued for a few weeks, then the blob went away and her eggs looked normal. Just today, I found a smaller abnormality in an egg collected last week (see pic). It was near one side of the chalaza but seemed separate. I picked at it with a needle and these white clumps are somewhat clumped like cottage cheese or urates. The egg had no smell but I cooked it for the dog. We sell some duck eggs so I’m concerned that I’m going to sell someone a bad egg. Sources of these clumps that I can think of are shed ovarian or oviduct tissue or pus from infected tissue. I can’t really picture urates traveling from the cloaca up the oviduct to the infundibulum, though I guess it’s possible. I just wanted to see if anyone had thoughts on the source of this oddity and the safety of eating her eggs.