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cloudy around the yolk

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hisbride, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes I get an egg that us a bit cloudy in the white. What causes this. I collect the eggs everyday. The hens are very healthy as far as I can tell. Are they safe? Always been curious about it but we eat them anyway so I hope it isn't anything to be concerned about:/
     
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  2. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody???
     
  3. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the cause but I do know that even store bought eggs have the same look sometimes!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just means they're super fresh, is what I've been told. Mine are sometimes like that, too, with yolks that stand up and salute, LOL.
     
  5. thechickenwhisperer

    thechickenwhisperer Out Of The Brooder

    from a google search:

    EGG WHITE--A cloudy white in a raw egg is caused by carbon dioxide and indicates freshness. As the egg ages, the carbon dioxide escapes through the pores of the egg, and the white will become less cloudy. A pinkish or greenish-blue raw egg white possibly indicates spoilage with a certain bacteria (Pseudomonas spp). We recommend not eating these eggs.

    and a little more info:

    Green whites
    Greenish color in egg whites is usually due to riboflavin (vitamin B2), that is a desirable component. So there is nothing wrong with greenish whites that are most frequently observed in fresh, high-quality eggs.

    Cloudy whites
    This condition is noticeable in freshly laid or oil-treated fresh eggs. It is caused by the naturally occurring carbon dioxide. As the egg ages and this gas escapes, the white becomes clearer. The quality and flavor of eggs with cloudy whites is excellent.
     
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  6. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I ask is because when we start selling them somebody is going to ask and I want to have a confident answer.

    Thanks so much!
     
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    thechickenwhisperer Out Of The Brooder

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  8. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickenwhisperer: thank you for the links. I book marked them! I know the last time we sold them no one ever mentioned it but someone is bound to ask and now I know a little more than I did before!!
    Thanks!![​IMG]
     
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