Weird gray spot in my duck egg???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by daze333, May 23, 2012.

  1. daze333

    daze333 Songster

    Dec 26, 2008
    Port Angeles, WA
    Hi all,
    I have raised chickens, ducks and geese for some time now. I have had rubber eggs, big eggs, fart eggs, wrinkly eggs, broken eggs, pullet eggs etc. I have seen blood spots, growing embryos, calcium bumps, thin and thick shells, but this is a first. I opened up one of my runner eggs to find a gray spot about the size of a watermelon seed. I have seen it twice now. If I smash it, it has the consistency of jello or mash potatoes. It smells like egg and I have not tasted it. Does anyone know what this is?
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I don't know exactly what they are made of, but especially during my ducks' first year laying, we would get light or dark gray globs, small ones, in some of the eggs.

    I think it is something like epithelial tissue that is in the developing egg laying system.
     
  3. daze333

    daze333 Songster

    Dec 26, 2008
    Port Angeles, WA
    Oh, so kinda like a blood spot for a duck?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Something along those lines, though I have also seen blood spots, but not in almost a year.
     
  5. daze333

    daze333 Songster

    Dec 26, 2008
    Port Angeles, WA
    Thanks Amiga!
     

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