Unusual Fluid-filled Sack in the Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omelette, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    Today, when I cracked some eggs, I noticed a small white fluid filled sack in the bowl. I've never seen anything like this. I am uploading a picture, but my Internet is slow today. In the meantime, I'm wondering if it is ok to proceed with my waffles.

    Has anyone else seen anything like this? The birds appear to be healthy.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a photo. It's about half the size of the bottom of a drinking glass.

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  3. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    It almost looks like the white developed outside the membrane? [​IMG] Hopefully someone with more experience will know.
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    how old is this chicken who laid it. It looks like 2 eggs got stuck inside the other.
     
  5. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    I think this came from a 2 year-old hen. The problem is, I didn't notice it until all 4 eggs were cracked into the bowl. Anyway, my waffles turned out terrible. I ran out of all-purpose flour and used bread flour. The waffles may be going back to the girls.
     
  6. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    well It looks like the egg somehow got caught inside another egg. usually this happens in younger hens that are just laying.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I'm courious too. I never have seen anything like it. Maybe someone has, I hope! Very interesting. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Omelette

    Omelette Out Of The Brooder

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    Perhaps my young Orpington has just began to lay and this is her first one. If so, that is very exciting as I didn't think she would start until some time in November.
     

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