STRANGE EGG YOLK.....Development or what?(PICS)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Songster

    Hello all, haven't posted in awhile just been busy and spending time with my goose Sebastian-AKA Mr. McFluffyPants that I got from OliveHill, but my 5mth old girls are beginning to lay eggs now, and I cracked one open and this is what I got. Is this a bad egg, viable egg? What happened here?? We didn't eat it, didn't dare to but it was so strange. What do you make of it? I know she just laid it, because it was out in the open, I didn't find it in a nest or hidden, it was cold.
  2. OMG!!!! 1 of your babies is laying. Darn, I have 2 Runners from last August that still ARE NOT laying. They need to get with the programme
  3. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Songster

    Feb 5, 2011
    It's called a rooster's foot in Germany. Kind of in reference of mating. LOL Sometimes the ovaries loose a drop of blood when the follicle bursts out. It's absolutely normal and does not always happen. It is safe to eat this egg, but it most likely is not viable for incubation. The blood drop usually goes bad and kills the egg during incubation. Many people simply toss these eggs because it doesn't look good when cooked. Large chicken egg producing facility candle all egg for sign of this. That is why you will never see an egg like that when it comes from the grocery store. I have seen plenty of those living on a farm. We actually recently cooked one like that. I broke it open into the pan with other eggs and did not try to fish it back out. I simply took a spoon and removed the colored part after scrambling all the eggs. Nothing wrong just funny looking.
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    I was thinking the same thing that Duck ABC's mentioned. Yeah, it looks gross, but it's harmless.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Looks like a meat spot. Just tissue or blood as previously stated. Harmless.
  6. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Songster

    Well with this being her 1st time laying, maybe 2cd because the 1st batch were smaller, bluer, an only 3, this time bigger, paler, and so far laid 2, so we shall see. One of my fawn girls. I'd do ducklings and sale them if I knew I had owners lined up, but don't want to chance it and have more then wanted/needed.
  7. thekid

    thekid Songster

    i dont have ducks but is that what they call the bullseye or something [​IMG]
  8. journey11

    journey11 Songster

    Feb 14, 2009
    Yep, looks like a meat/blood spot. I usually pick 'em out or give the egg to the dog. The rest of the egg is ok.
  9. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Songster

    Feb 5, 2011
    It's not the bull eye, nor the fertility disk, and it is not the heart. Just something that came off the ovary when the duck ovulated, very normal.
  10. cracking up

    cracking up Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    Seems much more common in young chickens/ducks. Same with double yolks - just goof-ups.

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