I cracked open some eggs tonight and found that the chalaza were very very thick and ropy. I have heard of the chalaza but have never actually even noticed them in my eggs or any eggs I have ever seen but these things are gross, huge, thick, twisty and ropy. Honestly, it looked like two umbilical cords on each end of the egg. I know that these are suppose to hold the yolk and white together but what the heck? I cracked 6 eggs from all different hens and they all had it, it was not just one so I am wondering what could be going on that would cause this to happen to all of them at once. Its such a turn off that you don't even want to eat them. Any thoughts would be great, especially if the people I gave them to ask me about them now. Thanks.