Yesterday I butchered some meat birds and two 3yo ducks. The hen had stopped laying eggs, or was only laying one every few weeks, and the drake was actually mounting my chickens and chasing them around the yard. He was becoming so disruptive in the yard that I decided he needed to go And I wasn’t going to leave the hen alone. So, when I dressed her, she had a fully formed egg that looked she was ready to lay it. As I pulled the entrails out, I found one yolk and about 5 of these round things. I cut one open and found a hard black mass inside which I also cut open. It looked like a small hard yolk with a bunch of black stuff around it. I’m mad at myself for not taking a picture of THAT part! Anyway, I’ve never seen this before and have no idea what it is. It almost looks like eggs that didn’t develop, but how did they get into this hard black mass situation?