What's that in my egg?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rusticredhead, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. rusticredhead

    rusticredhead New Egg

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    I found this in an egg I cracked this morning, that is from one of my new layers. Any idea what it might be? She's an Olive egger that has only laid about 8 eggs so far. Thanks :)[​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It is not at all uncommon to find some odd bits here and there inside eggs.
    Is it soft or hard? If soft it is likely a piece of tissue that has come away and gotten mixed in with the egg as it formed (sometimes called "meat spot"). Was it in the white or on/with the yolk?
     
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  3. rusticredhead

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    Thanks for replying! It was in the white. Kind of squishy feeling. I would assume some type of worm. Correct me if I'm wrong, meat spots are typically red? Or do they come in different shapes/colors?
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

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    They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and textures because they can be formed and end up in the egg in a variety of ways - ie tissue coming away at ovulation with the yolk, old clots from a previous rupture somewhere along the tract that gets swept out, various tissues form all along the tract, etc. Parasites in the reproductive tract would be highly unlikely.
     
  5. rusticredhead

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    Ahh ok, thank you. I was feeling extra paranoid/queasy because I'm pregnant. [​IMG]
     

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