Cracked egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aShMaNv, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. aShMaNv

    aShMaNv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Choctaw, OK
    I went to the coop and sure enough, my hen laid another egg. However i noticed that the smaller end of the egg had a very small crack in it and around the crack was a purple vein looking thing right underneath the crack. I know she just laid it today. Is it still safe to eat or should i get rid of it??
  2. MaKettle

    MaKettle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had one like that last night, complete with the purple vein. My husband made me get rid of it...maybe someone else can help answer the question but I always thought that any kind of cracks in the shells make them permeable to bacteria, etc. So, you wouldn't want to eat something that hasn't been fully protected against what might be in your coop. Incidentally, I did crack the egg open & it was beautiful....since we weren't going to eat it, I scrambled it in the microwave & gave it to my hens with their evening treats.
  3. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2009
    I would not eat an egg with a crack in it.
  4. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I would not eat any egg with a vein in it. Yuck.
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I eat eggs that have cracks in them all the time. Never had an issue with it.

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