PLEASE HELP TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! What is up with my EE eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vkp23, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. vkp23

    vkp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for posting this in another section but I need help ASAP!!!

    I'm making deviled eggs for Thanksgiving and I had thrown some of my EE eggs with my others in the pot for the deviled eggs. I just peeled them and noticed something really strange about the EE eggs and now I'm scared to eat them. I HAVE eaten the EE eggs before but this is the first time I've hard boiled them. Ok, first, the white of the eggs is more translucent than the other eggs. When I cut them in half I noticed the yolk through to the center looked like a bulls eye, with dif shades of yellow making the rings. When I pulled the yolk out, there was another membrane around the yolk. ????? Then I was able to see on each EE egg yolk a little dark colored bulls eye that looked like the bulls eye that is the embryo. Now, while all of my eggs ARE fertile I have NEVER been able to see the embryo bulls eye before on one that was hard boiled. also if you squished the yolk between your fingers the center of the yolk fells rubbery. Is this just how an EE egg is made up? Are they safe to eat?? Or should I just go ahead and boil up some more of the brown ones? The EE eggs were NOT left under a chicken and had been gathered the day they were laid, washed, and then placed in the fridge.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    As long as you know they're fresh, they're fine. I boil them and use them.
     
  3. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know what the deal is with the ee eggs, but i do know that if you feel uncomfortable eating it, and have more eggs on hand then its probably worth your peace of mind to go ahead and prepare some of the others. Maybe someone else will know for sure but I would dice the wierd ones up for the dog or feed back to the chickens- just my opinion.
     

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