Found green spots on fried eggs


In the Brooder
8 Years
Nov 9, 2011
My sex-link hens just started laying on Christmas day. This morning I fried two of their eggs that were laid yesterday, and there were a couple green spots on them once they were cooked. Did not smell or taste funny. The eggs had sat out in the cold for a good while before collecting and may have partially frozen. Does anyone have experience with green spots on cooked eggs and what it may be from?
Thanks, Marianne

It may just be something they ate, or it may be a result of freezing and thawing, or both. If it continues, then it may be a problem, but it's not uncommon for hens to lay weird eggs, especially when they are beginning to lay.
Green eggs and ham? lol- Did you see the spots on the eggs before frying them? Laugh but I have kids that wash dishes and always leave food in the pans and I always re-wash before frying my eggs. Could it be something left in the pan? Its crazy!
You might consider bacterial growth in the hen's oviduct. I don't know if that is what it is...maybe if it recurs you might want to have a vet see an egg.

I have not seen green in my chickens' eggs.

Since they have just started laying personally I would be inclined to wait and see. But I wouldn't eat an egg with green in it. Hens do lay funny eggs sometimes when they are gettin' things going, LOL.
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