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Cloudy egg whites

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by s6bee, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Ok, stupid question and not that I'm concerned, but when I crack open my eggs, some have very translucent egg "whites" and some are cloudy. Does it matter? Why would this be?

    Thanks,
    Steph
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I think it was MissPrissy who recently posted something about cloudy egg whites being an indication of the freshness of the egg. I forget which forum it was in, though, and all the other details she mentioned.....
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cloudy egg whites indicates just how very fresh your eggs are. The carbon dioxide in what causes the white to have a cloudy look. In an older egg the white is clear because the carbon dioxide has had time to escape through the shell.
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Ah, so cloudy isn't bad. Ok, sounds about right. Then.

    Thanks,
    Steph
     
  5. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good to me too.

    I just saw a film that states that the eggs we (used to) buy at the store can be 45 days old an even older.

    Can you imagine? That is why our babies taste ssooooooo
    darn good.


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