egg yolk with a "chunk"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chesapeakechickens, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. chesapeakechickens

    chesapeakechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We are still new at this and found something interesting in one of our eggs today. There was a portion of yolk that was thick and kind of congealed. It is pretty good size (maybe 1"x 1"x 1/4" or so) and irregular in shape. Does anyone know why that might happen?
     
  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was it laid today? Do you have a rooster?
     
  3. chesapeakechickens

    chesapeakechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No, it was from eggs that are about a week old. We do not have a rooster.
     
  4. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about the late reply... I've never had lumpy yolks before, so I don't really know. It could be part of the chick-growing apparatus inside a bit enlarged or in the wrong place. If it happens every time the hen might have something wrong with her ovary. But probably nothing to worry about!
     

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