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What is that thing in my egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Molnut, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Molnut

    Molnut Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this in my 3 minutes egg this morning. Any ideas/suggestions as to what it might be?

    FYI, I have layers of different ages and some have just started. This was a regular sized egg, so probably not laid by a newbie. My hens are pastured and receive daily servings of fruit and/or vegetables.

    The first pic shows the inside.

    Thank you.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is something from the oviduct or ovary, a piece of tissue. I don't think I would be eating eggs for a while after finding that.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Looks like a 'lash egg'...which usually indicates an infection in the reproductive system.
    Don't think I've ever heard of one being inside a 'normal' egg.....but it certainly is possible.
     

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