Worms in Eggs ..?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flymamma, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/35/roundworms-in-eggs

    I am confused about the picture in this link .. I have had a few eggs with the white "bulls eye" that this picture illustrates , but I am not sure if the "bulls eye " is the worm or the long white thing to the right . My chickens are 7 months old , I have never wormed them .. BUT I have never seen a worm in their poop . I scrape the fresh poops under the roost every morning . I have found references to the Bulls eye being a sign of a fertile egg , But I have no roosters . Wouldn't I see worms in the poo first ? Before they apeared in the egg ?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I doubt you have worm problems but if you take a picture, we can check!
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The "stem" to the right of the yolk is the roundworm. Same worm all animals are prone to getting without proper care.
     
  4. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you . That is what I thought .. But thought I would clarify . So what is the "bull eye" On the yolk .. if I have no roosters to make fertile eggs ?
     
  5. edselpdx

    edselpdx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Infertile eggs can have a small roundish white spot. When it is as pronounced as the one in this picture and a "true" bullseye with a white ring around a spot, that indicates fertility. Most of mine have the white spot, but not a bullseye. I also have no roosters. And as stated above, the worm is the thin white string/stem in the picture.
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bullseye

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  7. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    typically a bulls eye means that the egg is fertile. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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  9. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Roundworms are intestinal parasites. I have never heard of one getiing into an egg. I don't know how that would be possible.
     

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