What is this in my egg?

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  1. ShannyCupcakes

    ShannyCupcakes Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone...I have two hens, I think only one of them is laying on a regular basis and they only started a few weeks ago...I cracked an egg this mornin and found a weird thing in it...any ideas? My parents have had egg laying hens for years and years so I've had fresh eggs before but I've never come across this...Thanks!
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  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure. I think it may be what is called a meat spot which is a bit of tissue that for whatever reason got in the egg during its formation. Meat spots and blood spots are not harmful but they look bad.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) I agree with the post above.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You might want to post that photo at "Chicken behaviors and egg laying." I know it is harmless but I sure wouldn't eat that egg [​IMG] I'm a very squeamish person. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
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