Strange object inside egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kaeta44, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Orpington bantam laid this egg, which we found later the same day. It had been thrown out of the nest and smashed open (as shown in the picture). The object inside the egg didn't look like a part-formed chick - it didn't look like anything I've ever seen before! Does anyone have any idea what it might be?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    eeewwww!!! [​IMG]

    some kind of malformed genetic material
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if its not a partially incubated egg, then the "gook" is probably something from inside the chicken's reproductive tract. Maybe something along the lines of a polyp or fibroid tumor that it shed from the reproductive plumbing?
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gross......
     
  5. flitter

    flitter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whatever it is, it's better outside than inside the hen!
     
  6. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think some alien planted that in your coop with intentions of hatching alien monsters that would take over the earth. I'm glad your chickens threw it out and saved the world!
     
  7. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm going to have nightmares! [​IMG]
     
  8. AddictingChickens

    AddictingChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    As they say "chicken's knows best" when to give it the oust! Looks like she/they new it was not a "good" egg! If you know which one laid it, I'd keep an eye on her. Good Luck!
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did a cherry lose it's way inside the chicken?
     
  10. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    BLECHHHHHH!!! Just had to add my two-cents in... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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