First Egg - YAY!! - And a question

Courtney134

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May 12, 2011
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We got our first egg yesterday from one of the Golden Sex-Links - She is almost 18 weeks.. my question is that when I cracked it this morning (holy hard shell! took 3x), there was a brownish/red little something attached to the yolk. Is that typical for one of the first eggs?
 

Farm_Maven

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May 7, 2011
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it's common, called "blood spot". It's a glitch in the egg forming process, there is nothing wrong with the egg, just make sure it's completely cooked. I eat the eggs when that happens, but hubby won't, lol.
 

ekemily

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Quote:yeah. Some people call them meat spots. We eat them around here, no probs. Commercial eggs are screened and they use the eggs with meat spots in processed foods so that the consumer doesn't see *gasp* the way things are naturally.
 

Courtney134

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May 12, 2011
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Quote:Ok.. at least 3/4 of our eggs are like this. I just pick them out. I won't lie.. they gross me out a little. It seems like it's getting less frequent now that they've been laying a couple weeks.

Thanks for the info!
 

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