STRANGE Powder Inside Egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Redcatcher, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    I'm assisting a silkied Ameraucana chick out of the egg (these particular eggs are problematic). As soon as I started peeling back the membrane, I hit this thick layer of pale yellow powder. Lots of it. The chick appears to be healthy from what I can see of it. The powder is on the inside of the membrane and is dry. I have never seen anything like it. There is no odor at all. Any idea of what it could be?
     
  2. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a guess could it have had two yolks and this one dried up? I am NOT and expert at all someone else could tell you more. I am just guessing.
    Rita
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some kind of mould spores maybe? Sounds really weird...
     
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    The chick hatched overnight and is completely normal and healthy. I still have no idea what it was. Mold would have a slight musty odor I think. Whatever it was it was harmless I guess.
     

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