What's this weird glob in the egg (w/ pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by courtneyq, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. courtneyq

    courtneyq Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2008
    Athens, Georgia
    Anybody know what this small glob is by the yolk?


    Laid by a Barred Rock about 2 1/2 years old, who I got when she was about five months old and who has not since been around a rooster. She's been feeling low from worms--got pretty skinny and was starting to lose feathers (but not at the same time that she molted last year). She's been successfully treated now, I think, though she still has an occasionally watery poo (and by watery, I mean, like water, pretty clear). I am tossing her eggs right now because she had treatment with Valbazen. I've heard of roundworms getting into eggs, but this doesn't seem to be a worm. She laid another today that had a darker spot in it. These eggs with globs were broken open the same day they were laid, and she wasn't setting on them. Any theories? Should I be concerned?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Meat spot, looks like to me. She could be genetically predisposed to them or it could be the result of the worming or molting or heat stress or...or....So many reasons. Could just be a glitch in the system.
  3. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    It looks like a meat spot to me, too. Not exactly cosmetically pleasing, but it's harmless. [​IMG]

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