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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dissing, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. dissing

    dissing Hatching

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    I cracked open an egg yesterday and it had a small hard gray "thing" in it about the size of a pencil eraser. Is this an excess calcium deposit or something? Is the egg safe to eat? I'm a newcomer to raising chickens.
     

  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Songster

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    maybe early embryo formation, do you have a roo?

    Not really sure but I wouldn't eat it.
     
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I had that in a duck egg once too..never did find out what it was.. any ideas anyone?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Probably just a big meat spot.
     
  5. dissing

    dissing Hatching

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    I have one rooster & 4 hens. We get about 3 eggs/day. We pick them daily, so there shouldn't be anytime for an embryo to form should there???
     
  6. crzychickenlady

    crzychickenlady Songster

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    This could actually be a rock. I have heard that if chickens cannot digest something, it can come out in an egg.

    I can't tell you how many eggs I checked for a small diamond one of my birds pecked from my ring once.

    If i'm wrong here someone let me know.....cos someone played a funny on me if not, LOL!
     
  7. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Quote:Someone is definately playing a funny on you! Other than the vent being where poo and egg both come out the reproductive organs and digestive organs on a chicken are different. Just think that if something doesn't agree with your stomach it doesn't come out your uterus! [​IMG]
     

  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    [​IMG] but true!
     
  9. hooksetz

    hooksetz Songster

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    Does it taste like chicken??[​IMG]
     
  10. Is there any way that grit could make its way to the area where the shell is applied?
     

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