Red Streaks in Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by i<3chickens, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. i<3chickens

    i<3chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't really know where else to put this so I was making breakfast and I noticed one of the eggs had a bunch of blood or something else red streaks on it when I cracked it in to the pan??? My mom said the egg was starting to hatch but I don't think it was because they don't keep roosters in the same building or at least not in the same cage. So whats going on???
     
  2. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    Red streaks are perfectly normal in eggs. It is common in young layers and it happens during the formation process as it moves down.
    It does not mean an egg is fertilized.

    Hope this helps and I hope you enjoyed your egg [​IMG]
     
  3. i<3chickens

    i<3chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks and i did [​IMG] it was good too [​IMG]
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Check blood spots on this link. It has nothing to do with fertility. Commercial eggs are normally candled electronically to detect this condition and other internal defects. That's why you hardly ever see anything wrong with commercial eggs.

    Egg Quality Handbook
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/
     
  5. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    its very unhealthy to eat eggs with blood in them [​IMG]
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    If they are cooked and not left runny, there is no problem eating them.

    Many of the commercial eggs that have internal defects found by the electronic candling are sold to bakeries and such. When they are used in baked goods, no one knows they had any defects.
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:You are just a wealth of information. I want you to know, I sure do enjoy reading your posts. Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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