What the heck is in my egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FlockO5ive, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. FlockO5ive

    FlockO5ive Out Of The Brooder

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    Kind of freaked out by this. Any ideas what this is? We were thinking a second egg but it has no shell.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Strange! I don't know. Hopefully someone who does know will come and enlighten us.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, you have stumped me. I've never seen anything like that.

    It looks kind of like a yolk from what I can see in the picture. Is it soft? If you break it, what comes out?
     
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  4. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    My first thought was an ovary. [​IMG][​IMG] I hope I am wrong. Did you break it open to see what it looks like inside?
     
  5. Ray_n_Debi

    Ray_n_Debi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a second egg to me.
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  6. FlockO5ive

    FlockO5ive Out Of The Brooder

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    Did the second egg have a shell? And for the record I am do not have the egg, they are from my chicken but it was a friend who found it.

    She said it was soft, no shell around it.
     
  7. Ray_n_Debi

    Ray_n_Debi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was an egg with a very soft shell. You will occasionally find a jelly type egg that does not have a shell.
     
  8. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    The shell-less eggs I've seen were all white, not pink, even when the hen producing them was a brown-egg layer.

    What was the inside of it like?
     
  9. Ray_n_Debi

    Ray_n_Debi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think we will ever know unless it was opened. Ovaries are clusters of ova, normally yellow in color. I don't think it would be that. I am curious if she is still laying though.
     
  10. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    It's just so reddish, like what I guess paint makers call dusky rose or some such, like there's blood vessels in it. It could be a tumor perhaps which had a small attachment and broke free into the body only to be incorporated into an egg. I don't know. If it's soft and so pink, I would be leaning towards 'tumor' --- or, as you said Ray n Debi, maybe an ovary. Not that it seems typical for that but nobody's confirmed anything yet. Strange, anyway.
     

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