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Weird thing in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WitchyCatlady, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. WitchyCatlady

    WitchyCatlady Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Does anyone know what this is?

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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    My guess is that it's a piece of intestinal lining that wore off. It isn't anything to be worried about, unless you see them often. It is safe to eat, but still, [​IMG] You can cook it and give it back to the girls as a treat. I know it sounds gross, but chickens are cannibals, and they love eggs. Giving them eggs once in awhile can be a good protein boost for them, too.

    Hope this helps, and [​IMG]
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Looks more like a 'lash egg' than piece of tissue from reproductive system.
    Would be very rare for shed intestinal lining to end up inside an egg.

    Was it in shell with that yolk?
    Did you dissect lump further...slice in half to see inside??

    Can be funky things in eggs, (blood spots, meat spots, blood).
    All fairly common and of no concern unless they happen frequently.
    Will make you break each egg into separate bowl before adding to pan or recipe for awhile.
    If they do happen frequently, need to ID bird and isolate for observation.

    Great pic BTW.
     
  4. WitchyCatlady

    WitchyCatlady Out Of The Brooder

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    I should have disected it but I was very grossed out at the time. It was in the egg white not attached to the yolk. Just laid that day.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well, maybe next time...if there is one, hopefully not.

    Interesting that it was inside an egg, usually lash eggs are expelled by themselves and found in the nest.
     

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