What's this exactly in my egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sustreet, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. sustreet

    sustreet Hatching

    Aug 10, 2016
    Hi I am new here. Had a first time experience. My daughter and I were making pancakes and after she cracked an egg I heard, "OH MY WHAT! What IS THAT?" I followed her with the same words lol. Unfortunately, it looks like a worm larvae and not a baby chicken. What exactly is this, and how did it get Inside the egg? Should I report this to the small store who buys 'fresher eggs' from locals? TIA[​IMG]
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    It does indeed look like a round worm. Sometimes when chickens are very infested with worms, they can show up in the eggs. If it feels firm, instead of squishy, you can bet that it's a round worm. you should alert the people you bought the eggs from.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I would think that if they are infested bad enough to show up in an egg,
    you would have been seeing them in their poops.

    Is the white in the pics a reflection of light....
    ....and the bug in questions is the brown larval looking thing?

    Am curious now and will google round worm larvae.

    ETA: I don't think worms have a larval stage, and are just smaller in size after hatching from their eggs.
    That looks like an insect larvae....what it is and how it got there is beyond me, need an entomologist.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016

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