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WHAT IS IN THAT EGG?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marytoast, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. marytoast

    marytoast Songster

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    i HAVE JUST STARTED TO GET FRESH EGGS. THERE ARE LITTLE BROWN SPECKS IN THEM. tHEY ARE NOT FERTILIZED (AT LEAST I DO NOT THINK THEY ARE). i ALSO CRACKED ON AN IT APPEARED TO HAVE A RED LINE, NOT LIKE A VEIN JUST LIKE A BLOOD LINE. tHIS IS MY FIRST TIME RAISING CHICKENS SO BE PATIENT WITH MY LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.[​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Just meat spots or blood spots, nothing to do with fertilization. It comes from the hen's reproductive tract. Commercial operations have high powered candling equipment and toss those out, but they are fine to eat.

    Mary, helpful hint: All capital letters means you're yelling and is a bit harder to read. [​IMG]
     
  3. marytoast

    marytoast Songster

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    Thanks, I had no idea. I learn something new everyday on BYC![​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Me, too! [​IMG]
     
  5. dancingbear

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    The rejected eggs in commercial operations go to commercial bakeries and other food production companies. They're fine to eat, don't let the specks bother you. Perfectly safe. They also reject funny shapes and weird looking shells, those are fine to eat, too.

    And welcome aboard!
     
  6. midget_farms

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    I actually found a piece of chicken feed in one of my eggs! I've been trying to figure out which end it went in to come out inside the egg??[​IMG]
     

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