Egg "white" is Pink?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peringle, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Peringle

    Peringle Out Of The Brooder

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    Ummm….this freaked me out a little. Our girl has laid approximately 1 1/2-2 dozen eggs. This is the first time this has happened, she has laid eggs after this one and they were fine. I threw away both eggs in the pan because I didn't know if it was safe to eat.

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  2. Ali Gator

    Ali Gator Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be blood spots
     
  3. abserbean

    abserbean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird! I've had blood spots before, but they never made it look all pink like that. I don't really know, but hopefully someone who knows what it is will reply.
     
  4. Peringle

    Peringle Out Of The Brooder

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    I did a google search and supposedly it's some type of bacteria that cause spoilage.
     
  5. abserbean

    abserbean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does that mean that it is inside your bird? Could antibiotics clear it up? I've never heard ofthat, thanks for sharing!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I've read of eggs that had lots of very red blood in the 'white', this could be a similar situation.

    Not sure about a bacteria/spoilage......how old was the egg?
    Can you post a link to where you read that?
    I would be most interested to read about it.
     
  7. Peringle

    Peringle Out Of The Brooder

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    The egg was only a few days old. As for the link I just googled pink egg whites. I looked at three or four links and the all said it was a bacteria. I have no clue if that's what it actually is or not. The bacteria is on the egg itself. Caused by tiny cracks in the shell.
     

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