Egg white question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chauqg, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. chauqg

    chauqg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    I have 25 RIR's they are currently molting and have been laying since last December. THey are free range 10:00 AM until dark. Fed grain, blue seal or layena layer mix. Most of the eggs when hard boiled have a section/hole that looks like a small cavern filled with liquid. Water like liquid has no odor and is not cooked, but is unlike the other parts of the egg white which are cooked through.

    What is this hole filled with uncooked liquid? IS it a sign of a problem? I do no have any roos, and can't figure out why many if not all hard boiled eggs have this issue.... Maybe it is not an issue at all - it just has been one of those things I'm just getting around to asking. The eggs taste great and there have been no complaints.

  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    ahh! ive been wondering the same thing! we fry our eggs but when i eat em there is always some really watery runny white flowing around. even when the real whites are all the way cooked [​IMG] i thought i was just being paranoid so i eat them anyways.
  3. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2007
    Northern California
    This is a curious situation.

    I have never noticed anything unusual about my eggs from all my chickens, including the RIR's.

    In fact, all I notice is that the eggs are fantastic.

    Now, in terms of diet, I feed my girls Layena, scratch, flax seed and every morning a treat of fresh vegetables and/or fruit. They also get sunflower seeds as a treat.

    Basically I like to give them a wide range of foods for a balanced diet.

    Sorry I can't be more help.
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Do you happen to mean the airsack area? It's a dip in the big end of the egg, there won't be anything between the white and the shell except it will have some water in it from the boiling water, sometimes it's a little cloudy looking.
  5. chauqg

    chauqg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    This space is filled with liquid, very curious, not the air sac - you can see it when the egg is cooked especially when hardboiled.

    It is as if part of the egg the size of a pencil eraser did not cook and is filled with fluid. Watery like fluid.

    THe eggs are excellent tasting, shape about, large or extra large. They are perfect in every way except that one part on the egg.

    THey are free range 10:00 AM until dark, and they are fed grain, blue seal or layena layer mix, daily treats of veggies, seeds and extra protein as is available.

    Anyone to shed light on this ...... Would be greatly appreciated.

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