Hi. I am a relatively new backyard chicken owner. At least one of our hens has lately begun laying eggs with egg WHITES that have tiny white particulate. By "particulate", I don't mean dusty or hazy, nor like grains of powder. These are 5-10 tiny bits of white matter which are very thin--like a thread--and 1-3 mm in length. They don't wiggle or have a black dot or eyes on one end. They are uniform white and symmetric. I thought, "please don't tell me we are eating 'egg white parasites'..." Background: the hens are backyard hens in a 1 ac lot, clean fresh water and green grass and a garden to peck around in, a varied, all natural diet, etc. Overall, suffice it to say that from what I've read on this website, a pretty good living environment overall. The hens look well. I don't see anything that indicates they are ill. They are clucking, exploring, and eating well. There is a rooster, one, a Buff Orpington. The hens are: --another (2) Buff Orpingtons, --A sliver-laced Wyandotte, --A Rhode Island Red, --An Ameraucauna, We've noted the particulate in the whites a few times in the last week or so, so we haven't yet connected which eggs they are coming from. Also note: These are not blood spots. Blood spots are what I keep encountering when I search on the web. This is not a yolk finding. Nor is it a singular punctate brown dot in the yolk. Any ideas? Thanks!