Is this a worm in my egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CarioFarms, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. CarioFarms

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    Making cheesecake this morning using yesterday's fresh eggs. I have a flock of seventeen who are generally in good health, though slightly ragged from such a cold winter. They free-range about half the day on our 22 acres and I've never noticed worms in any poo in the coop. I use the deep litter method, though the oldest wood chips are currently only about four months old. Also have a poop deck under their roosts so the floor stays cleaner.
     
  2. CarioFarms

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    Arg! It won't take my image! Off to upload it somewhere so I can comeback and link it...
     
  3. CarioFarms

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  4. dawg53

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    No, it is chalaza.
     
  5. StarFox7585

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    I believe Dawg53 may be correct. Though I've never seen one so big! Chalaza keeps the yolk centered in the egg. You can look it pictures, might help you decide.
     
  6. CarioFarms

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    I really want to believe you both on this one, but when I look at pictures of chalaza, it (chalaza) looks more like a clump of white stuff than a defined "tube." I've tried googling "large chalaza" and "huge chalaza" and looking through images and I can't find a single example of chalaza that looks like such a defined tube.

    On the other hand, when I sear round worm and ring worm in eggs, they also don't look like this.

    Searching "frankenstein egg monster" doesn't really turn up any matches either. :p
     
  7. StarFox7585

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    Lol. Perhaps someone on here has had a hen lay one and will be able to give better insight. Hen's reproductive systems do weird things at times. Yesterday one of my girls laid two eggs at once. Yes, you read that right. Two, perfectly looking eggs at one time. She was making a huge commotion (not your normal laying egg noises). So I checked and she was in the box, no eggs. After she came out of the coop. Two eggs in the box. So I know 100% it was her. Weird! Bet she feels better though!
     
  8. dawg53

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    Tapeworms are flat and segmented, white or off white in color... not clear as in your photo. Most worms are white or off white and round in shape. Exceptions are gapeworm and gizzard worms. If it were tapeworm, you wouldve seen segments in feces. I've dealt with them enough to know.
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  10. TameraMoore

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    Hey, I know this is an old thread but I am really wanting to know if this was in fact the Chalaza or if it was a worm? I have seen this in two different chicken eggs in the last few months and really wanted to know.
     

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