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What is this in the egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by serama mamma, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. serama mamma

    serama mamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My young GLW often lays slab sided eggs. She's happy and healthy and I'm exhausted from trying to figure out why, haha. I'm hoping it is just her being young - her first egg was a double yolker. My question is what is this semi solid white thing on half of the yolk from this slab sided egg. I just broke open two of her slab eggs, and one was perfect inside, the other had this whitish half on the yolk. Some of her slab eggs have this. It is always only half of the yolk. And when I whisk them for scrambled eggs, I can pull it out because it doesn't mix. Any ideas?

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  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm that almost looks like puss?
     
  3. serama mamma

    serama mamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's like a skin.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    It sounds like excess membrane.
    You'll see more odd things in the first month or so of laying.

    Slab sides are often caused by 2 eggs traveling down the pike at the same time....
    ...or some other glitch in the shell gland.
     
  5. serama mamma

    serama mamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. This whole egg journey has driven me crazy haha! First seeing who were girls and who were boys. Then the waiting...oh the waiting. Impatiently waiting to see the first egg. And just as exciting - what color eggs we would get. Then the little oddities. It has definitely been exciting and nerve wracking! So very worth it though!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    The first year is filled with bunches and bunches of little details to learn...it can be overwhelming, like getting a drink of water out of a fire hose.
    Second year is much more fun and relaxing...tho some miss the drama.
     

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