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WHAT is IN these eggs!?! parasite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicks & ducks, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. chicks & ducks

    chicks & ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I wouldn't necessarily classify this as an emergency but didn't know where else to put it. We have 3 rir's-free range, cooped at night((all hens)). They are nearly a year old. This morning I cracked open egg and there was this weird rice looking thing inside. It's happened once before but I thought maybe I was seeing things. I'm concerned now that it's a parasite or something? We eat these eggs on a regular basis!

    I've never given my chickens any sort of medicine, they are fed pellets, free range and occasionally get veg scraps from the kitchen.

    Any thoughts? [​IMG]
     
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is in all eggs. Just part of what would continue developing if it were fertile..

    Also in store bought eggs. Nothing to worry about..
     
  3. chicks & ducks

    chicks & ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    ok! Thanks for taking the time to reply! [​IMG] I appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Can you take a picture of it? A sign of a fertile egg is a white "bulls eye" spot on the surface of the yolk ~ not something that looks like rice. It may be something normal or could be a hiccup in the hens laying system.

    There is a picture of a fertile egg on post 7 of this thread. ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=4790736
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Definitely post a picture, the info given is not nearly enough to answer with any accuracy.
     
  6. Zoey

    Zoey Out Of The Brooder

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    Ocassionally, if a hen has a high worm load, a round worm, can swim up into the oviduct and get cast inside the white of the egg, however, this is RARE , and it could be form about 1/2 inch long, to about 3 inches, looking like a spagetti thing ..

    A picture would be helpful

    In a normal egg, there are 2 small bright white things in the white of the egg, that anchor the yolkk in the middle, the " Chalise' ( Spelling ?) Sometimes they can be fairly big.. this is probably what you are seeing ...
     

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