Is there anything wrong with this egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Newchickey, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Newchickey

    Newchickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question, I have been told this is from a "bad": egg Comments?
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chickens lay funky and imperfect eggs more often than people realize due to the perfect store bought ones. I'm not sure what you are asking about, I'm assuming something with the white of the egg, you picture isn't clearly showing it. Does it smell weird, is my first question, and I practice the mantra of when in doubt throw it out.
     
  3. Newchickey

    Newchickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Small town drama, a small store I sell to left me high and dry for weeks, so I ran around and got new customers. Now she is 4th on the list and getting ticked off about it. After a number of weeks of only getting a couple doz from me. She sent me this pic and said "bad egg this morning, two over the weekend, 8 in this last week. Before asking her anything else I thought I would post here. She only sent a pic. If it smelled I think she would have said so. To me yolk looks broken on the back side. I think this is small town jealousy games, she is very angry a local small cafe is using my eggs on their breakfast menu.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Most people can't handle fresh eggs. I guess she wouldn't be a customer anymore. Sorry, some people are never grateful or thankful.
     
  5. Newchickey

    Newchickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have been selling to her for a year, she owns the organic store in town, bought from someone else, then I came along with a carton of rainbow eggs, from black copper maran, orpiongtons, welaummers, olive eggers, blue ameracaunu and leghorns, pack two of each dark to light and she was able to raise her price. With only getting a couple do a week from me now she is having to go back to plain old brown. She's mad, I think she simply broke the yolk on this and is trying to pull something on me. Just wanted to know if anyone thought this was an issue with the egg in any way. Can e
    They lay a broken yolk? That would t make it bad though would it? I have called every other customer, no one else has had an issue
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    It was probably just what the hen laid. If eggs are jostled too much they can even scramble in the shell. Is it all over one egg, or multiple eggs? Give her a replacement egg? Seriously, it does sound like overreacting.
     
  7. Newchickey

    Newchickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She says she has had 8 in the last week. Yet we had omlets and such, the restaurant used ten doz, my neighbor used 4 doz. no one else has had an issue at all
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

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    You should ask if it's from a particular color of egg. Some hens lay off eggs. But I still don't see what's wrong with it. I have had some cloudy whites, blood spots, and meat spots. It's normal. Maybe ask exactly what she's finding bad. I have found the darker the shells the more likely there's gunk inside. I guess I might try being nice and ask her to describe exactly what she's finding bad, it might just be a normal occurrence in eggs but she doesn't understand that.
     
  9. Newchickey

    Newchickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She said the whites and yolks a chunky?
     
  10. Newchickey

    Newchickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could this have happened if it froze a bit?
     

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