What is the WHITE on the yolks? (PIC'S)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Biddieacres, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    These are some of our first eggs from our 24 week old chickens. Is it normal to have all this white on the yolk? I don't remember seeing this from store bought eggs. Does anyone know what it is?


    Last edited: Oct 17, 2008
  2. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    I think I remember reading that it's the part of the white that attaches to the ends of the shell as the egg is formed (called a chalais (sp) or something like that). Store bought eggs are older than our eggs and the reason you don't see it in a store bought egg is because the white gets thinner and fades as the egg ages.
    Anyone can correct me if I'm remembering this wrong!!!
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Just looks like whites to me. You can in NO way compare anything store bought and home grown.

    Home grown meat is often tough and strong to people, no matter the age or ageing the meet gets before freezing or cooking and you cannot peel a fresh hard boiled egg without peeling off half of the white with the shell.

    That's just how it is.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2008
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Looks like a nice perfectly edible FRESH egg to me.
  5. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Oh OK, thanks. [​IMG] Guess I am being overcautious. Analyzing the eggs and still getting used to the fact that we can actually eat eggs from our own chicks. (I know weird) The eggs I gathered this morning from a different chicken did not have the white on the yolks like the ones in the picture. I guess they are all different and we will gladly take them all as long as you all say it is fine, were eating them!

    Just got two double yolkers in a row from our leghorn. It was the biggest egg I have ever seen in my life! It was yummy too. [​IMG] I like this.
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
  7. kpara

    kpara In the Brooder

    Oct 18, 2008
    South Carolina
    I thought the white spot ment it was fertle?
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    How old were those eggs? I've never seen that before. Assuming they were very fresh but if not, wondering if they were fertile and started to develop? (Even if that's the case, I've heard that's a delicacy in some places - perfectly edible so don't panic.)

    If they are new layers, maybe that's just the way they are supposed to be? Just guessing.
  9. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    I think it is a normal varient.
  10. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    I've seen it lots of times. I have always ate it before and had no problems.

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