Green albumen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Astrid, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Astrid

    Astrid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I just cracked an egg to use in baking and the albumen is green. No odor, my hens are all over a year old and there has been nothing unusual in their diet. All are healthy, and have not been wormed recently. Any idea why? Or what could have caused it? The yolk was intact; I broke it messing around with it. Should I bake a ham and serve actual green eggs and ham tonight? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
  2. Astrid

    Astrid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like Dr. Seuss paid your hen house a visit! ;)

    No idea why though!
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That's bizarre!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Just the one egg?

    Seems I read something about that somewhere...google.

    Quick google found this:

    " Green Whites. Green whites of broken out shell eggs exhibit fluorescence
    when observed with UV light. Shell eggs with green white may or may not have a sour
    odor. This defect is caused mainly by Pseudomonas fluorescens"
    http://armymedical.tpub.com/MD0723/MD07230098.htm
     
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  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Astrid

    Astrid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info everyone!
     
  8. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]..uh yeah thats weird...
     

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