Hard dark spots in eggs beside yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Szollman, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Szollman

    Szollman In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2011
    Southern IN
    Sometimes when I crack open an egg, I have found a small, hard, dark spot in the white next to the yolk. It reminds me of a tiny snail shell, and it is not a uniform color. It is not a blood spot. There is no discoloration around the spot. I pick it out and toss it and still use the egg, no difference in taste that I can tell. I've found this spot in reg chicken eggs, and a banty egg. Any idea what this is, and has anyone else ever noticed a spot like this?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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