Odd Mass Inside Egg - Picture Included

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tupton, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. tupton

    tupton New Egg

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    Hello,
    I looked under that common egg problems thread and tried searching this, but was unable to find an answer.

    I was cooking the other morning, cracked and egg into the bowl and it contained in a small "jellybean" shaped mass along with the yolk. It was extremely firm, almost like a stiff rubber ball.

    I have a small mixed flock of Rhode Island Reds and Australorps. I'm wondering if anyone can shed some insight as to what this mass is and what may have caused it to form.

    Thanks!
    -Tim

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  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have any roos? Kinda looks like it might of been fertile
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I don't think it's an embryo.
    I would have removed, inspected and photographed it more, then cut that in half to see what inside.
     
  4. tupton

    tupton New Egg

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    Yes, I have two and yes this egg was fertile. Also, I used it the day it was laid.

    Thanks,
    -Tim
     
  5. tupton

    tupton New Egg

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    I was pressed for time, as I had to get to work, however if I ever come across anything like this in the future I'll be sure to document/inspect it further.

    Thanks,
    -Tim
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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