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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kittenchick, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. kittenchick

    kittenchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. I have got 4 chickens, Babs, Ginger, Penny and Flo. They are all Rhode Island Reds. Ginger has been laying since the day I got them home.

    Now I have another one laying (not sure which) but, It was a lot smaller than the other one and the shell was darker too. So I boiled it up with the other egg and opened it, but the yolk was really orange. Even maybe a little red!?!?

    Anyway...I was just wondering if they are ok to eat still?

    Many thanks

    Kim
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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME!!!

    Those beautiful orangy yolks are why we keep backyard chickens! Those yolks are a sign that the chickens are getting a good variety in their diet and they are extra Yummy!!

    Now, a blood spot in an egg would be a small bloody spot in an otherwise normal yolk. Still not a problem except cosmetic (I usually pick them out...)

    You must have very happy hens if you are getting really dark yolks!
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    georgiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    sounds like you have some nice eggs. I can't wait to see our first eggs!
     
  7. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] What?? Only 4 hens. Well, we have some work still to do with you, don't we? [​IMG]
     
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    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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  10. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard. I can't wait to get some eggs. November/December seems like a life time away![​IMG]
     

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