Strange egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mypetsrchickens, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. mypetsrchickens

    mypetsrchickens In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2016
    North Carolina
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    We got this tiny egg today. I figured it’d just be a fairy egg but cracked it open anyway. The contents of the bowl are what I got. It’s almost like the yolk is clear with that weird thing in it. That inner circle that resembles a yolk is tough. It won’t bust. Any ideas?
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    Don't over think this.
    Runt egg.... eat it if you wish, but it is what it is...... usually only once in a long spell, so the documentation is excellent.
  3. mestenos

    mestenos In the Brooder

    Oct 23, 2017
    Colorado foothils
    I wouldn't make an omelet out of it!
    Over the years my hens have laid strange eggs. A couple of them looked like yours, my brother claimed that one had had a feather inside it, and others didn't even have yolks. Young hens and older hens have them every now and again because their body is changing a bit.
    The proteins in the egg are just misaligned. Nothing serious I'm sure.
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Fairy egg..Fart egg...Or Rooster egg...Many silly names..Any Bird can produce those..Ick..I would not eat it though...
  5. mypetsrchickens

    mypetsrchickens In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2016
    North Carolina
    Oh, it went in the trash. haha! No way I was eating that. I'm the most adventurous eater in my house too so if I wouldn't consider eating it I know no one else would have.

    I figured it was just a mishap in the egg laying process. I just wanted to have another eye look at it to make sure it wasn't something I needed to be concerned about. We've had chickens for 3 years now and never gotten a fairy egg until now.
    chickens really likes this.
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Odd, great pic.

    Fairy, fart, rooster, whatever egg......small piece of tissue breaks off near ovary, the reproductive system treats it as an ova(yolk) and forms the rest of the egg around it.
    I think this video covers that, it's fascinating anyway, Egg Formation Video.

    This looks a bit different tho, might be a malformed or infected ova, given the clear inner sphere. I'd have cut that chunk in the middle in half to see if it was a 'lash egg'(hardened pus from infection).

    Hopefully you won't see another like that.
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Oh...:th....I would not get too concerned?...

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