Red egg whites

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelck22, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just cracked some eggs into a pan to fry up. The last one I cracked, the white of the egg was completely tinted red. What does that mean?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Wonder if you had a big blood spot, or one that diffused through the egg white overtime? The only other thing I remember being mentioned is some weeds and cottonseed can make whites turn pink if there is too much in the diet... but would think that you would get more than one egg with the pink if it was diet related?
     
  3. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg was less than 24 hours old. I do have a rooster though
     
  4. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes as the egg is forming, the blood vessels inside of the hen's system rupture and cause a little blood to become trapped in the albumen, turning it read. It happens sometimes, and is not a cause for concern on its own--it's sort of like a nosebleed for us.
     
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  5. gichickens

    gichickens Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] is this a fertile egg???? Thanks :)
     
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