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Something weird in the egg white
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zisforzebra · 08/05/2010 20:30

I cracked open an egg yesterday and there was something very strange in the egg white. It kind of looked like two bits of maggot.

The egg was laid yesterday morning by one of our three hybrids. We've had them for a couple of years and have never had anything like that before. I wondered if it might be worms. We've haven't wormed them since getting them but they do eat a fair amount of garlic (we have wild garlic growing all over the garden) and I've read that it's supposed to be a natural de-wormer.

Any ideas? Should I be routinely worming them?

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bramblebooks · 08/05/2010 21:08

is it a little bit of calcium? We often get inclusions in ours. Could it be a tiny bit of blood from a fright during the egg making process?

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zisforzebra · 09/05/2010 22:47

They were white and sort of rubbery and about a centimetre long.

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bramblebooks · 09/05/2010 22:55

Interesting! Sounds like extra strong chalalza!

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zisforzebra · 10/05/2010 16:31

I hadn't thought of that!

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meltedmarsbars · 11/05/2010 13:28

I've learned something new today!

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atomicsnowflake · 12/05/2010 22:17

I might be worms.

Try some flubenvet just to be on the safe side. I found one of what you describe in an egg once and it looked like the worms I had been finding in the coop bedding!

Everything was fine once I'd wormed them.

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