Weird looking creature found in egg! Very confused!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sarah6129, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Sarah6129

    Sarah6129 Out Of The Brooder

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    This was inside an egg laid by one of my chickens. There was also a normal
    looking yolk inside. I have 4 girls only, no rooster, all laying for over a
    month. I get 4 eggs a day, pretty much everyday. They are approximately 5 months
    old.

    I'm confused because this looks like an embryo, but I don't have a rooster, and I
    collect eggs several times a day. Is it some kind of parasite? I'm clueless here!
    Anyone have any insight? It would
    be much appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    For some reason, the photo isn't showing for me. Could you describe to me how it looks?
     
  3. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't see the photo either...

    Is it a clear(ish)/white "floaty"..... uh, thing? That is completely normal in an egg. Let me go check what it is called...
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    The clear "thing" is called the Chalaza. It attaches, or suspends, the yoke in the egg.
     
  5. Sarah6129

    Sarah6129 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Sarah6129

    Sarah6129 Out Of The Brooder

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    How about that one? can you see the picture now?
     
  7. MontanaDolphin

    MontanaDolphin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see the pic...wow, that's weird!! Hope someone can tell you what it is, and I hope I never find that in one of my eggs....lol...it's like a few days old baby chick or something...or a weird grub. Yuck.
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    Wow! I don't really know what that is, but I don't think it is a sign of any disease, so I wouldn't worry. Also, it does not look like an embryo.
     
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  9. chickenfever417

    chickenfever417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    goodness this is odd...maybe a deformed egg...inside an egg??? [​IMG] SO INTERESTING!
     
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  10. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Overrun With Chickens

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    Your girls are young, working out kinks in the egg tract still I'd assume. I've seen an egg inside an egg before, double yolkers, yolkless, soft shelled and no shelled so I know the young girls go through a few hiccups.
    It *looks* like a deformed egg I saw of another post that came out of a very very very young chick...it was soft shelled yolk-less but has the white in the center. Dang it...I'll look for the post.
     

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