Really big eggs with stuff in them

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cnjtnt, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Federal Way, WA
    Second Egg I've had that has been really big (sorry, forgot picture while still in the shell). There is some other material in there that I cannot identify. Maybe extra shell material that got inside the egg? Shell was soft. I cooked it with another egg from a different hen to see the difference.

    Any thoughts on what it is or what might be causing it?






  2. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    um, is it me? but i see nothing unordanary... no worries
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    It is a blood spot or a meat spot -just a piece of tissue that go caught in the formation of the egg that I see on the spoon.

    Remember eggs are biological. There are hundreds of blood spots you can't see and it is not unusual to have them in an egg. Spoon it out. It's fine. Same with a meat spot.

    It just seems to be more unusual as commercial eggs are check so many times to prevent this from happening with store bought eggs we tend to forget eggs are biological products.

    The white part is the chalaza which is the membrane that keeps the yolk suspended in the middle of the egg.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    looks absolutely normal in every way to me....
  5. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i dont see anything wrong with them. even if i get an egg with noticeable blood spots i'm like "whatever." and eat it anyway. no difference in taste.

    but as fat as i can see these eggs look totally normal.
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Eat and enjoy
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I usually just pick it out and cook them! No worries!

  8. aalbury

    aalbury Songster

    Nov 5, 2009
    How big was it?! LOL

    I just got my first really big one and I thought she must be part ostrich! I don't know how they get out unbroken! I thought it must be a double, but yours was/are not?
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  9. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Federal Way, WA
    just a big single...thought it might be a double, but no

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