Okay, that was a little...............disturbing.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by warmfuzzies, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I was making scrambled eggs this morning, and I found one that was partially incubated! EEEEWWWWWWWWW [​IMG]

    Thankfully, there was not a chick forming yet, but there were blood vessels and two small blood spots. And the yolk was getting a white cloudyness to it. It did not stink at all, so it was not rotten.

    I am not easily grossed out, so I just dipped it out and used the rest of the eggs. [​IMG]

    But what would cause that? Was one of my hens sitting on it for a few days? Surely I would have noticed. Was it in the hot henhouse too long? I normally gather them twice a day, at least!
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Ewwwww. Blood vessels and all? I can't imagine that could happen unless she had been sitting on it a couple of days and you missed it when gathering eggs?

    Very odd.....
  3. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    My aunt ALWAYS broke each egg into a saucer to inspect it before she added it to anything. She did this even after she quit raising chickens and all her eggs were store bought. I thought it was a little odd, but now I do the same thing.
  4. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    We've always done the saucer thing (coffee cup, actually), and it's been many years since Mom last got fresh eggs from my Grandfather, probably 23 or so, figuring that I'm 26 and we moved away when I was 3. I always thought it was just due to a general distrust of eggs, but maybe it had roots in using fresh eggs [​IMG]

    Anyway, at least I'm in the habit already and won't run into this with my cooking XD
  5. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009
    Yet another reason why I don't want a roo....[​IMG]
  6. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    it's been many years since Mom last got fresh eggs from my Grandfather

    Was he a good layer? [​IMG]

    I've actually had this happen once or twice in the distant past with store-bought eggs. Maybe why I'm not much of a breakfast eater...​
  7. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Northwest Florida
    it's been many years since Mom last got fresh eggs from my Grandfather

    Was he a good layer?​


    Dang, and I thought MY grandfather had some tricks...​
  8. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

    Apr 8, 2009
    Long, OK
    Quote:...So, you didnt tell us how it tasted![​IMG]
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You don't really see any veining till about three days into incubation. I did open an egg I was incubating on Day 4 once. It had veins and a tiny beating heart. Before Day 3, the yolk looks like storm clouds.
  10. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    [​IMG] I would have thrown up for sure!!! [​IMG]

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