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What is in my egg?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Magoonichicks, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Magoonichicks

    Magoonichicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 19 laying hens and two roosters. They were all supposed to be hens. And I haven't the heart yet to eat my cross dressers. Haha. Any ways I was making French toast today and this egg has a lot of blood and a mass in it. What is it? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    Magoonichicks Out Of The Brooder

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Is that chunk solid or squishy?
    It's good to cut those open to see what's inside.

    Sometimes eggs can have a bit of blood in them, or meat spots, or blood spots.
    Caused from a piece of tissue or a blood vessel breaking as the ova is released.
    We don't see those in grocery eggs because they are inspected and sorted out.

    What you have there could be a big clot of blood or a chuck of pus from an infection called a 'lash egg'.

    Could never happen again, or repeat indicating a health issue.
    It'll sure make you break eggs one at a time into a dish,
    rather than into your pan or recipe for a good long while.
     
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    Yea no kidding! I've been breaking them individually all day. And I'm sure that will continue. I'll have to check it out again. I saved it to show my husband. [​IMG] Thank you for your response!
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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