What causes "debris" in an Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by keeperofthehearth, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Once in awhile I find "debris" in an egg. It's not a blood drop/spot. It looks like a bit of dirt or some other brown yuck floating in the white close or right up against the yolk. What could it be and how could it get there? Just wondering. I usually try to scrape it out before cooking the egg.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Against the yolk. Are you sure it isn't a blood or meat spot? They are brown in color.
     
  3. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meat spot? What would that look like? I've seen blood spots and no it isn't that.
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    ive seen it too but didnt know...
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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  6. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I asked my DH since he makes a 3-4 egg omelett most every day [​IMG]
    and he says it's usually floating around in the white. When I've seen it I thought it might be a bit of pine shavings debris but how in the world would it get up inside before the shell was deposited?
     
  7. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    Quote:Doesn't sound pleasant though......... [​IMG]
     
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  8. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, DH says it's a meat spot. How can you stop that from happening ? or can you? It looks bad and we like to give our eggs away.
     
  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the links silkiechicken. Just finished reading them. I'll let my DH know.
     

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