Really odd addition to yolk?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cluckinaway, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Cluckinaway

    Cluckinaway Out Of The Brooder

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    I was making breakfast this morning and I cracked one of my girl's eggs open and there was something quite odd. Attached to the yolk was a little white cord that ended in a small round, reddish dot/blob. Does anyone know what this was? I took a picture but it's on my phone so I'll post that later. I don't think it was the regular white string that has to do with the membrane or the blastoderm. I also do not have a rooster. Can someone help? Thank you!
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'll wait for the pic....
     
  4. Cluckinaway

    Cluckinaway Out Of The Brooder

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    Whoops! I'm sorry, here:
    (I drew a line where the white cord was, it was also braided)
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Looks like a meat/blood spot hung up with the chalaza twist.
    The chalaza is created by the membrane twisting.
    Check this video out:
    Egg Formation Video
     
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  6. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a small meat or blood spot, they're harmless to eat but if you find it unappetizing you can just pick them out.
     
  7. Cluckinaway

    Cluckinaway Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm okay, thank you guys!
     

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