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Eggs "tear" when cracked open for cooking

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

  1. ChickenMamaESF

    ChickenMamaESF New Egg

    Sep 1, 2008
    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

    Dec 31, 2007
    Berlin Nh
    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

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    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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