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What in the world is this egg anomoly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Indigosands, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Indigosands

    Indigosands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried searching but couldn't find any yolk issues that resembled what happened here. This egg was much smaller than normal when I collected it, the egg sat on the counter in my house for around 2-3 days before I cracked it. We collect the eggs daily. The shell was normal, the egg WHITE was normal but the yolk was misshappen, pale and had lumpy stuff in it. I took a pic, it almost seemed to be full of ribbons of membrane or chalaza. There was no blood or developing embryo although we do have fertile eggs. When i broke it open it did have two tough membranes and the contents were stringy and gelatenous. Anyone know what it is?

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  2. J-Sanders

    J-Sanders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chromosome boo boo. Probably a broken DNA chain.

    Jim
     
  3. Indigosands

    Indigosands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh. Ok so there's probably nothing wrong with her then, right?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Once in a while things happen. If it keeps happening, it's a problem. Usually it's a once in a while thing.

    I think the average person has no idea how many eggs get discarded to make the perfect nazi-eggs in a grocery store carton.
     

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