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Brown floating specks in the egg whites

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tthompson, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. tthompson

    tthompson New Egg

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    What are these brown floating, odd-shaped specks in some of my eggs? I have searched this online, but nothing out there about it. They're not on the yolk, but floating in the white. Are they safe to eat? I won't even boil any until I find out if they're okay. Please help. Very new to this. Thanks.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] They are called meat spots or blood spots. They are ok to eat. Some people prefer to take them out. That is a personal choice. Also some people will break the eggs open in a dish first.
     
  3. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm totally guilty for fishing these out. [​IMG]
     
  4. tthompson

    tthompson New Egg

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    Thanks for getting back to me. I'll fish them out, too. Guess I won't be boiling any, but my little green eggs never seem to have them. Maybe I could boil just those. I'll just have to decide as time goes by.
     
  5. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I probably should add that of the eggs I do boil I haven't noticed any of those rouge brown specks in them. [​IMG]
     

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