Scary thing in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Farmgirl0422, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Just cracked one of my eggs and this came out with it. What the heck is this thing?
    Thanks for any help:)



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  2. PraiseGod

    PraiseGod Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting... Never seen anything like it
     
  3. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it solid inside? If so, could be a lash egg. If not, I had one of my girls lay something like that inside a shell-less egg. One year old Wyandotte. It was really nasty--bloody and yolky inside. Thankfully that's been a couple of months without repeating. I think I'm skipping eggs for breakfast this morning just thinking about it. ;)
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Cutting that thing in half might tell more....it does look like a lash(chunk of pus from infection).
     
  5. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We cut it open and yellow stuff came out. I don't know which chicken layed this but should I be concerned for her? Thanks for the input:)
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be a funky, malformed or immature yolk...could be sign of infection.
    Was there a 'normal' yolk inside this egg?

    I wouldn't worry, but remain vigilant.
    Funky eggs happen, if you see it once, not to worry....
    .....if it continues, then start looking closer.
    Do you know which bird laid it?
     
  7. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It had a totally normal yolk. We're not sure which hen laid it but we haven't gotten anymore weird eggs.
    Thanks for the help everyone!:)
     

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