What's Inside My Egg?

chickenegg123

Hatching
Jun 2, 2020
2
0
1
I found this weird thick white sack inside an egg. What is it? I cut it open, but there was nothing inside.
 

Attachments

  • 70F98401-C18A-4F59-866A-15429805E75C.jpeg
    70F98401-C18A-4F59-866A-15429805E75C.jpeg
    267 KB · Views: 9
  • 1744FF33-7E1E-4DD6-9482-75B360771CD1.jpeg
    1744FF33-7E1E-4DD6-9482-75B360771CD1.jpeg
    302.4 KB · Views: 10

oldhenlikesdogs

Suffering Succotash
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Jul 16, 2015
44,799
78,314
1,452
Wisconsin
This was inside the egg with a normal yolk. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought lash eggs were when the whole egg was filled with the tissue??
Sometimes when eggs are being formed they can back up or push forward so two eggs are incorporated into one. I'm not totally sure that's a lash egg, just guessing. Maybe @Wyorp Rock or @Eggcessive can give you a better idea what that is.
 

Wyorp Rock

🐓 ❤ 🐛
Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Sep 20, 2015
36,623
51,457
1,332
Southern N.C. Mountains
I found this weird thick white sack inside an egg. What is it? I cut it open, but there was nothing inside.
This was inside the egg with a normal yolk. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought lash eggs were when the whole egg was filled with the tissue??
It was inside a "normal" hard shelled egg with yolk and albumen(white)?

I would lean toward lash material or "caseous exude" That pus looking layers surrounding that membrane. It does somewhat look like an shell membrane that was incorporated into the egg. Could have been a soft shell that traveled back up the oviduct and the body's response was to encase it. Regardless, if she were mine, I would treat as Salpingitis (Lash Egg). Seeking vet consultation is always best. If caught early, infection from Salpingitis may be treatable. Tetracyclines would be my first choice if I wanted to try treating her.

Have you ever had any illness within your flock - any sneezing, a little runny nostril, watery eye, etc.?
 

Eggcessive

Addict
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Apr 3, 2011
59,179
50,758
1,302
southern Ohio

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom