What's in this egg? *Pics*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wordgirl, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Yesterday I found our first egg in one of our sheds. The air pocket (what is that called?) at the top was quite small (smaller than most of our store bought eggs, anyway), so it couldn't have been there very long (one to three days at most). But it doesn't look like a 'normal' egg inside. There are some spots on the yolk, and something blackish in the whitish cordlike thing (chalazae?). There is a little bullseye thing on the yolk, too. Is it fertilized? I didn't think our cockerel was old enough, and I haven't seen him trying to breed with the girls. They're all only eighteen weeks old.

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    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    It looks like bloodspots and/or meat spot?
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Roosters can get the job done at about 16 weeks old, so it is possible that it is fertile. Sometimes the hen will lay an egg with a blood spot on it and it is not fertile.
     
  4. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Thanks, guys! Guess it is 'normal,' then. [​IMG]
     

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