Unfertilized egg

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ghovivian, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Ghovivian

    Ghovivian Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got a call from a friend who cracked open one of my hens UNFERTILIZED egg and it had a partially formed chick ! How can this happen ????
     
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    My best guess is that you have someone in your coop who isn't what they appear to be [​IMG]


    Just sayin'.


    Oh, and [​IMG]
     
  3. Ghovivian

    Ghovivian Out Of The Brooder

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    All the ladies have been laying eggs. No roosters in drag there !!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    What was she describing as a "partially formed chick"? Some folks mistake the chalaza (sp?) and other things like a large meat spot for a chick forming.
     
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  5. Ghovivian

    Ghovivian Out Of The Brooder

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    She described a chick with a partially formed wing or appendage, fuzz, with no eyes or beek.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    LOL...then that's something else in there.

    Chicks don't grow fuzz until the last stages, well after the beak and eyes form.


    Probably was a meat spot, a part of the reproductive tract that sloughed off in there.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That's weird. You've either got a rooster in drag, a hen that's wandered to a visiting roo or a roo visiting you.
    You didn't by any chance just get these hens did you? A hen stores the sperm for several weeks.
    By the way, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Quote:Pics?
     
  9. Ghovivian

    Ghovivian Out Of The Brooder

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    I told her that what she was describing was impossible ! She was upset and sick to her stomach.
     
  10. Ghovivian

    Ghovivian Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry she took no pics of this oddity. She put it down the garbage disposal. Thanks for the welcome. I have spent hours in the coop design section over the last week. Bought 15 Easter eggers and need more room.
     

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