Red stains in egg white in hard boiled eggs ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gg706, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor has several chickens. She was over loaded with eggs so she gave me 3 dozen. I was going to make deviled eggs but after I boiled them, I cut them open and the white part had dark red stains? Maybe blood? So I was afraid to eat them thinking something was wrong with the chickens. Anyone have any input or experience with this?
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That does sound like blood spots. But they should be fine to eat, just not that pretty.
     
  3. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thanks! What causes this? Were they fertilized? Are they sick? I have never seen this with store bought eggs. I am due to get my chicks this April...I am worried they will lay eggs like this and I wont want to eat them. It grossed me out to be honest!
     
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  4. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive learnt that blood spotts happen with any bird the store bought eggs are scanned in some way and taken out andused else where.

    its not a regular occurence just something that can happen as the cicken is "making"the egg. anychicken can have this happen to them

    i have had this a few times and i feel the saem as im a picky eater - i just scrable the eggs and it goes away!

    try looking on google as there will be pictures and info on there for you, or if you can ask your neighbour and jsut explain that when you get chickens of your own you want to know what to explect!

    that way you will know for sure and not worry as much when eating your lovely eggs .
     
  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do know that there are some chicken illness that can cause more blood spots than normal.
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is completely normal and I think genetic for some birds. Store bought eggs are candled and the eggs with spots are discarded. In your back yard birds, you are going to find them from time to time but it's nothing to be concerned about. If you see them and it bothers you (like my wife) just toss them or better yet, feed them back to your girls. It has nothing to do with them being fertilized.

    Just so you know...there is nothing wrong with eating a fertilized egg..there is no difference but I do know that it bothers some. You can tell if the egg is fertile by a white bulls eye spot on the yoke.
     
  7. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal for it to happen occasionally. Grocery eggs are candled and sorted.. any imperfect ones go off into other products... still in the food chain.
     
  8. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You for all the info from everyone! I appreciate your responses.
     

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