egg yolk with a "chunk"?


In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 26, 2011
Suburban Maryland
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?
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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