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what is this in my egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickmomma12, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. newchickmomma12

    newchickmomma12 In the Brooder

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    I couldn't eat it and threw it out and said a prayer for thoughts of a baby forming.
     

  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    No Baby!! It looks like a egg shell deposit----was it kinda hard? I have actually got eggs, big eggs thinking they were double yolked and break the egg and another Complete egg--shell and all inside of it. Was thinking you might be got something similar.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Definitely not a forming chick.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not an embryo at all. Looks like a meat spot...a piece of ovarian tissue that sloughed off during the formation of the egg.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - quite common and nothing to be concerned about.....they are easily picked out (or, for the less squeamish, mixed in) but the egg is still very safe to eat.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Looks like a 'lash egg'...hardened puss from infection.
    Did you cut it open?
     
  7. newchickmomma12

    newchickmomma12 In the Brooder

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    no,I did not cut it open but it did turn black and shrunk after a time after I cracked the egg.
     

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