Eggs "tear" when cracked open for cooking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenMamaESF, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. ChickenMamaESF

    ChickenMamaESF New Egg

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    Some of the eggs from my eggs are tearing when cracked out of the shell for cooking. In other words, the yolk tears and becomes mixed with a very watery white. Any thoughts on the cause of this? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EWWW! I've seen that happen with some of my eggs too. Those are the ones I DON"T eat. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is most likely due to heat stress. I have seen it happen a lot in warm weather. Often anything over 8o degrees is fairly hot for our heavily feathered friends.

    The eggs are fine to eat.
     

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