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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

    Oct 1, 2015
    Port Angeles, WA
    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.

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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