Weird worm-like squiggle on egg yolk

Whigru

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May 7, 2020
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I have an ISA Brown that has been laying for a month or two. I started noticing these weird squiggley-type thing attached to the yolk the last couple eggs of hers I’ve cracked. I’ve thrown them away because it doesn’t look normal but am hoping for some input from this group. I’ve had egg layers for almost two years and haven’t seen this before so I’m wondering what it is, if it’s safe to eat, and if it indicates health issues. I tried to get some decent pictures from different angles but it was hard since the egg was still warm and steamy. Thanks!
 

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BuckeyeAmy69

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Mar 9, 2020
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That looks like the chalaza with a few tiny meat spots attached. The chalaza is what suspends the yolk in the center of the egg. Perfectly safe to eat. The meat spots are bits of tissue that come from the hen's reproductive tract. Usually you see that in older hens' eggs, but I've got a 5 month old Buckeye pullet that has them sometimes. Also safe to eat! :)
 

Whigru

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May 7, 2020
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Thanks so much for the feedback! I hated to throw out the two that had this so I’m glad I don’t have to keep doing it. Thanks!
 

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