Something inside my egg! (Other than the white and yolk)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AmyBella, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was something the size and shape of a lemon seed floating in the white of one of my eggs today! It was actually a coil of soft tissue... I'm at work, so I couldn't get a picture of it. Should I be worried?
     
  2. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    Could it be a worm? [​IMG]
     
  3. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brain jumped to "worm" too, but I don't think it was a parasite. I have noticed the chalazae in other eggs (not that I had any idea what they were called, thanks!) but this was way more substantial and completely independant of the yolk. Usually, the chalazae are nestled right against the yolk.

    It looked like a little tumor. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    It anchors the yolk in place. It is the chalazae and is natural.
     
  6. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing to be worried about.
     
  7. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be a large meat spot. If it's not wiggling, just pick it out and eat it anyway (the egg, not the spot). LOL
     
  8. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You know I had the thought "Maybe I shouldn't be eating this" right after I took the first bite of my omelet!

    I ate it. It was fine.
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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