Another egg ??? what else is there?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bulldog-girl, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to having chickens. I have 12 grown hens and so far have not boiled thier eggs. The main reason is that in some of the eggs there is a bit of floating "schmutz" or somthing I can't identify anyway. I just pick it out and use the egg as normal. Does candleing expose the hidden "goodie" in the egg? I don't want to bite down on a boiled and and find a surprise. What are these little floaties anyway?[​IMG]
     
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  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    They're blood spots. Nothing to worry about. Are they new layers? It should stop. At the beginning, my eggs had them too, but I haven't seen any in a long time.
     
  3. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of them are a year or a little older. The spots don't appear to look like blood. I have had a couple of those. These almost look like a peice of grain or something and some of the spots are white.:|
     
  4. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any roos around?
    If you look at store bought eggs there is a white bit next to the yolk, I'm thinking that is what you are seeing...sometimes it has a "string" along with it?
     
  5. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No roos. The white thing is not the thing with the string. This is just a white piece of something floating around in the white. Oh well. I am sure we won't die if we eat it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    LOL I don't even look at mine closely anymore...were just used to all the floatie's in the eggs. We haven't died yet [​IMG] We have been eating those for years [​IMG] prob actually pretty healthy for ya.
     

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