Blood in a store bought egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JakeBremer, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. JakeBremer

    JakeBremer Songster

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    Allright, so my dad was making crack store bought chicken eggs for break-fast. So i did, then i cracked one and it had blood in the yolk. I ruled out that it was a start of an embryo because it was store bought at Kroger. And i have no other ideas. What could it of been??????
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Just a blood spot most likely. They happen sometimes. Even commercially produced eggs have them.

    The reason they are not often seen in store-bought eggs is that they are candled as a part of their grading process. Grade A eggs such as the grocer sells cannot have blood spots so those eggs are removed when they are found. In this case it would seem one made it through. If you've ever seen a video of how many eggs go across the egg grader candler per minute it's amazing they are not missed more often.
     
  3. ECBW

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    I get traces of blood in my backyard eggs sometimes. It is not a health concern, just your personal tolerance for something out of the ordinary. Commercial egg producers usually check but they do miss now and then.
     
  4. JakeBremer

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    Okay thanks.
     

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