Eggs have changed, what is going on?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the simple life, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I;ve always heard, the fresher the egg the more noticable a chalzae (sp?) is.
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I've seen them real big before myself, even from store eggs sometimes. Nothing exciting. Sometimes a little chewy in eggnog, though. So far they've not hurt me.

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