Veins in fresh egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by genuineblossom, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. genuineblossom

    genuineblossom New Egg

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    Hi there! I am new to BYC. Glad to be here. [​IMG]

    Lately when I crack open eggs from my backyard hens, occasionally I will find yellowish whites, threaded with veins and a chick embryo. Not appetizing. The hens are about 9 months old and this has just started in the last few weeks.

    The eggs are laid and collected every day. They are stored at room temp for a day or so, then washed and refrigerated. I do have a rooster and one broody hen who is setting (day 21 today!).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    That is not possible in an egg collected the same day it was layed. Someone may be collecting your broody's eggs. The eggs you are finding were incubated long enough to allow development.
     
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  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have your broody seperated from the rest of your layers?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do you have pics of what you're calling embryos? Lots of folks see meat spots and think they're chick development. But I agree if you're getting vein development your eggs are getting incubated at least partially.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Unless you're just seeing blood streaks. Yes, pic. please!
     
  6. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys do realize that we are all sitting here anxiously awaiting pics of what has been described as an unappetizing yellow yolk threaded with veins and an undeveloped embryo? Chicken people ARE nuts! lol
     
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  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    Welcome to our club!

    We wait for pictures of poop too....
     

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