What is this??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheHenHen, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. TheHenHen

    TheHenHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning my mom cracked open an egg and found this floating in the whites:


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    Do you know if this is an Embryo? We have two roosters, but they are about 5 mos so I don't think they are ready to breed. And the egg was laid by one of our old already laying hens, and if it wasn't, well ... The egg was pretty big. My younger hens would have not laid that.

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an embryo to me!
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a meat spot. They occur when a piece of the uterus lining breaks off and is Incorporated into the egg. Happens from time to time.
     
  4. Phyrst

    Phyrst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen anything like this!
     
  5. TheHenHen

    TheHenHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meat spot? My dad found a smaller one in an egg that he cracked open before we had roosters. It might have been a meat spot.
     
  6. sophiesmith

    sophiesmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen this before
     

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