Fertilized eggs causing stomach upset?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ellie M, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Ellie M

    Ellie M New Egg

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    Hi, I did a search so I don't know if this topic has been addressed yet so here goes:

    I'm well over middle aged and I've been eating eggs my entire life without any trouble. I've also been eating my own chickens' eggs for over two years now. The first batch of chicks we had for about two years but there was no rooster and I didn't have any trouble from eating those eggs. Now we have a rooster and in just the last month, every time I have my normal morning eggs, I develop very bad stomach pains and gas. It's definitely the eggs. I don't have any issues with any other foods, except maybe the "normal" beans/cooked onion gas (but no stomach pain). The only things different are, different set of hens and my rooster is definitely being frisky. Has anyone heard of this? No one else that has been eating these eggs are having this trouble. Thanks
     
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had that problem. Some people are allergic to eggs. Mostly the white, but some to the yolk as well. There is always a possibility. You could be having a allergic reaction. Might be more geared toward the fertilized part. You could try eating unfertilized eggs and see if the symptoms go away, and then try the fertilized again and see if the symptoms reoccur. It would be best to talk to your doctor.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Perhaps it could be psychological, do you think that fertile eggs are substandard for eating? There's really only a tiny cell of difference between a fertile and a sterile egg, I wouldn't think it could have such a physical affect on the eater. You could try switching to sterile eggs to see if those symptoms persist. Or do a blind test where you sample different eggs without knowing if they're fertile or sterile before you eat them.

    I agree that such a change in your health may also warrant communication with your doctor to rule out anything else.
     
  4. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I doubt it could be that the eggs are fertile. It could be if there is a contaminant in the eggs (salmonella) that is not killed by cooking, or if an ingredient you are serving or using with the eggs is bad. (Rancid oil, lard, fats, butter, margerine, or other added ingredients) or a surface contaminant (cutting boards, bowls, tools, henhouse door) OR it could be a sign of a new health problem - it could be mild or serious. I would clean everything, and if symptoms persist, talk to my doctor.
     
  5. Ellie M

    Ellie M New Egg

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    Thanks for your answers. Yes, there is that third possibility that I could have developed a sudden allergy/sensitivity to any egg. I thought about the unclean aspect but no one else is getting sick, my cast iron pans are HOT and I don't use a cutting board (at least not for eggs). I wash the eggs with hot water too. Not only that, but I think (not sure though) that salmonella would take a little longer for symptoms to appear (mine are almost immediately) and they would last longer than 1/2 a day, the amount of time the eggs would be out of my system. While I understand the importance of seeing one's Dr., it's still a little too early to be poked, proded, guinea pigged, etc. I only go to the Dr. if I absolutely have to and even then, I don't have that much faith in them. Now for the disclaimer, the above opinions are mine alone and should not be taken as legal or medical advice, for such advice, please go see your Dr.! [​IMG]
     
  6. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    heres a weird question...did you change your spices? some spices contain MSG, and it will mess your stomach up pretty bad..
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Go to the grocery store, pick up a dozen unfertilized store eggs and see of your symptoms persist. I doubt that the problem is because your eggs are fertilized. It could be coincidental with some health changes.
     
  8. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our home grown eggs give me a belly ache also, I can eat eggs from the grocery store or restaurant with out a problem. I can also eat egg whites with out a problem.
    I think it is how rich home grown are. Some on BYC say how rich duck eggs are and that they give some a problem.

    I sell eggs to c/o workers, neighbors, friends ect and they don't have a problem with our eggs so I know its not the eggs.
     
  9. Ellie M

    Ellie M New Egg

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    Thanks again. It probably isn't the fertilized part being the problem. I think that these eggs might be very rich. I noticed that they are much better looking than the ones that the last batch of chickens used to lay. It seems that I can eat anything with eggs so it probably isn't an allergy. I will try some store bought eggs though but I think I'm going to wait a little while before torturing my stomach again. I lost 1/2 a day yesterday! Maybe next week I'll try some egg whites too.
     
  10. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you craving jelly beans all day, or ice cream at 2:00 in the morning? I wouldn't say this just anywhere, but could it be a self induced phenomenom?[​IMG]
     

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