Anyone ever cracked an egg to find this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by QuackerJackFarms, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen anything like this in all my egg cracking/omelet making years. What the.....? It looks like blood! Came from my RIR's who have been laying for about 6 weeks.


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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    It happens with new layers!!
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had that. Not quite as large, maybe half that length. It was when my girls were first laying and I just assumed it was them sort of breaking in their system.

    I tossed it. Probably wouldn't have hurt to eat it but I thought it was gross.

    Haven't seen one since. I'll bet this is a one off for you too.
     
  4. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I don't like it! LOL!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's okay. It's just a blood spot, very normal esp for new layers. I've heard commercial egg places candle these out so they don't wind up in stores and freak folks out. It's fine to eat, I've eaten many.
     
  6. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my next thought was how do the stores keep that from happening. (or not the stores, but you know what I mean)

    Thanks for all the answers!
     
  7. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!
     
  9. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, I got 2 of these out of a carton that I bought at Walmart.....I threw them away....probably wouldn't have hurt me...but just grossed me out...LOL
     
  10. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's no biggie. I've plenty of them. Once you cook the egg you don't even notice or remember.
     

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