Red egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tuffy, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. tuffy

    tuffy Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never seen anything like this. I just cracked a fresh egg (to bake a cake) and it was totally red inside. The yolk appeared yellow but the "white" was very red, all through and through. I sell my eggs to my neighbors and am now worried that they could get one like this. Yuk~ no hens seem to be sick. Ever heard of this??
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I get that from time to time I THINK it is normal.
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I've had blood filled eggs before - the hen that laid the first one I had found didn't lay as well afterwards. It was VERY bloody inside, though (like a "Holy Santeria, Batman!!" bloody egg) - I think something went wrong with her insides when she laid it.

    If it is just a little blood, it happens from time to time, and usually nothing to worry about.

    meri
     
  4. tuffy

    tuffy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replys. This egg was very bloody inside! I guess I'll just watch to see if I can figure out which hen layed it (I have 12) I've raided BYchickens for 8 yrs and never have seen this before to this extent. Thanks
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before the shell was produced on the egg white, a small hemorage occurred in her oviduct and blood was deposited into the albumen. It's normal, nothing to worry about in moderation. It's called a Blowout. Those eggs are still edible (mmm extra protein!) but they look gross and probably taste different so...
     
  6. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    [​IMG] I got one of those from the store before.....glad I dont have to that anymore
     
  7. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I could eat it. If you can, more power to ya!
     

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