Blue egg white

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mystiegl, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Mystiegl

    Mystiegl Chirping

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    Anyone ever cracked an egg (brown egg from either an australorp or silver laced or buff Orpington) and noticed a blue tone on the egg white? Is that a one time thing or is there something wrong with the chickens? Thanks!
     
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

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    Never seen, or heard of that before. Have you only gotten one egg like that or have you gotten many?
     
  3. Mystiegl

    Mystiegl Chirping

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    So far only one. I also noticed one of them started to lay these extra long eggs with a slightly larger tip, hard to describe, need to post a pic. It was one if those that I cracked that had the blue color.
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

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    Check out this article:

    http://chemistry.about.com/od/foodcookingchemistry/fl/How-To-Change-Egg-Yolk-Color.htm

    There appears to be certain foods that can influence the color of the egg yolk at least. Though the article does not mention blue, perhaps your chicken ate something that influenced the color of the egg white.

    One other thought... How fresh was the egg? Did you notice any cracks in the shell? I did see one site that suggested this could occur in "expired" eggs (from the store).

    It will also be interesting to see if you get any more eggs like this.
     

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