"debris" inside the egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, May 7, 2009.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I have searched and searched on here, I know about blood spots, but I am finding "stuff" inside the eggs. I read about "meat" eggs, but this doesn't seem to match the description. I found what looked like a small stone (grit??) in one. Something that DID look like a chunk of meat (not a spot) in another and today what looked like a small twig!

    It was hard and I was able to dig it out but it broke the yolk to do so.

    My eggs could be fertile, but I collect and refrigerate every day. What do I tell my customers if they find this stuff?
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if it is one particular chicken that is laying these eggs?
     
  3. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I can't really tell. I have ten hens and they lay 8-9 eggs per day.
     
  4. head4dmtns

    head4dmtns Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm having the same thing happen with my eggs. Most of my "customers" don't care, but a few might be a little grossed out by this? Does anyone know what it is, or what causes it? Can it be prevented?
     
  5. Lady_Cluck

    Lady_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one of these today, too -- just a small pea-sized, gray "stone" looking thing. YUCK. Has anyone found out what it is?!?
     

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