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sickbyc
Just cracked an egg into my oatmeal cookie dough and the white was bloody.Not a blood spot but actually bloody all through it. ACK. Pretty gross-the entire white was bloody. Hens all fit as fiddles-any idea what causes this? Anyone seen it before?

post #2 of 6

I had that happen one time but never again and I've had chickens for about 16 years.  It does make you a little paranoid what you're going to see when you open one up.

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I think a bloody egg white is quite rare, so dont worry about it unless you find it again.  I believe it happens when a blood vessel bursts while the egg is being formed inside the hen.

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Originally Posted by feathersnuggles 

I think a bloody egg white is quite rare, so dont worry about it unless you find it again.  I believe it happens when a blood vessel bursts while the egg is being formed inside the hen.


This is what I was told as well. If it happens again, then get concerned. Otherwise...maybe crack your eggs into a bowl before you crack them into your dough next time????

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barnie
I do admit to taking a peek at the next one I opened! Just hope it does not happen to the city slickers I sell to they would freak ep out!
(When my pullets started laying I told one of the women I work with who buys my eggs "not to worry because the eggs will get bigger." (meaning of course that as the pullets matured they would produce larger eggs) and she said "They will grow in the CARTON!?"
I swear this is true!lau

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Originally Posted by pinkyglory123 

(When my pullets started laying I told one of the women I work with who buys my eggs "not to worry because the eggs will get bigger." (meaning of course that as the pullets matured they would produce larger eggs) and she said "They will grow in the CARTON!?"
I swear this is true!lau


Thanks for that, I just spit out my tea!  gig

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