Found something inside egg *pictures*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Candymom, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Candymom

    Candymom In the Brooder

    May 1, 2008
    I was getting ready to make our weekly frittata tonight and cracked an egg from a hen who has only been laying regularly for about a month. It looked like a very tiny cluster of grayish green grapes. I am assuming that it is a cluster of oocytes from the ovary that somehow piggybacked onto a mature egg and made it into the shell. Can anyone confirm this or tell me what it really is if I'm wrong? Just FYI, the actual cluster is only 1/4th of an inch long.

  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Looks like a group of oocytes to me. Now I'm interested to see if she continues laying....depends on if it's the whole ovary or just part.
  3. Dunno what oocytes are, but it looks like at least part of her egg cluster. Those little clobs apear to be eggs befor they break off and develope. Probably just a fluke......Pop
  4. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    South East TN
    ewwww. [​IMG]

    Thanks for posting though... if just gives me one more thing to not freak out about it I see it in an egg! [​IMG]

    Pop, oocytes is just a fancy way of saying eggs. LOL

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