I am not 100% certain because I didn't see it raw, but my husband made me scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast, and I pulled a white, thin rubber band string-like thing out of the cooked eggs. Needless to say I am totally grossed out. I know chickens CAN get worms, but I have had them for 40 years and never had a problem. I did add some rescued chickens to my flock this summer so I guess that's possible. My husband thinks it is just a string of albumen or cheese, but I'm not sure. I want to worm my chickens now, and I've heard everything from garlic potions to Piperazine, some with long waiting periods for egg use, some not. What do people recommend? If it was worms, can we get them ourselves from, GULP, eating these? Thank you.