Very Strange Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by truegrit farm, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. truegrit farm

    truegrit farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had chickens off and on for many years and never saw something like this! It looks like an umbilical cord sticking out of the pointy end. Anyone have an idea what this is about??


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  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it came with a stalk from the ovary and the whole thing has been calcified by the shell gland.
     
  3. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is strange
     
  4. truegrit farm

    truegrit farm Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes sense. I know it is just a fluke thing and may never see it again. I also notice it isn't on the pointy end I just thought I remembered it that way until I saw my own pic......duh
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I've gotten two eggs this year that were exactly like that. I guess it must be an umbilical cord. Now it's got me looking very closely at all my eggs trying to see the belly button.
     
  6. Chew593

    Chew593 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My husband says "I know! I know! That egg is a boy!"

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    Very odd egg... I love it when they throw a strange one now and again. It keeps things interesting.
     
  7. truegrit farm

    truegrit farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, the boy thing could be a possibility [​IMG] If it's an umbilical cord it is definetly an outey not an inney.
     
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ha, ha,he he,[​IMG] [​IMG] inney!
     
  9. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New and Improved - vine ripened eggs. [​IMG]
     
  10. truegrit farm

    truegrit farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I got brave and cracked it for the dogs dinner tonite and it looked totally normal. Thank goodness there wasn't an alien form in there.
     

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