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#1 2013-02-13 21:23:46

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Red yolk and white

One of my customers just told me she cracked open an egg and it was red inside. Both the yolk and the white were red. Never heard or saw on of those myself. Anybody else ever heard of this. Thank goodness she's a friend of mine otherwise could really be bad for business


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#2 2013-02-13 21:28:26

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Red yolk and white

I've gotten one of those this year... It was pretty gross. :sick:

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#3 2013-02-13 21:32:55

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: Red yolk and white

Do you have any idea what causes that?


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#4 2013-02-13 21:45:24

Farmer Jim
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From: Southern Manitoba, Canada.
Registered: 2013-02-12
Posts: 16

Re: Red yolk and white

I've had one of those too. I had assumed it was from a fertilized egg (maybe missed for a while?), but when it happened to me we didn't even have a roo.

So I guess I'm not being helpful at all huh? Lol. :duh:

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#5 2013-02-13 21:48:02

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Red yolk and white

Just a glitch in the system as the girls are coming back on line... I haven't gotten any complaints, so I hope I caught the only one.

I don't candle, and my families know they get what I get and there might could be a surprise in one someday. :shock: They've been cool with that.

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#6 2013-02-13 21:52:26

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Red yolk and white

Fresh fertilized eggs just have a tiny white bullseye on the yolk. If they have been on the kitchen counter for a week or two the bullseye could be as big as a dime.

If they've been under the hen for 5-7 days, you are not going to want to fry that, no sir.  :whistle:

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#7 2013-02-13 22:06:12

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Red yolk and white

The one I got looked like the one on the right, except the yolk was red too.

http://beehivehairdresser.com/tag/bad-eggs/

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#8 2013-02-13 22:08:58

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Red yolk and white

Yes MD or your eggs will be a bit meaty :sick:

Lynn I had one a couple weeks ago I went to crack it open for my breakfast and the yolk was quite bloody.  I don't mind having the odd blood spot but when I scrambled it, it turned red :sick: :sick:

I think it is quite normal and if I know you there are none sitting around for any length of time for incubation to start!!

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#9 2013-02-13 22:11:36

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Red yolk and white

Maggiesdad wrote:

The one I got looked like the one on the right, except the yolk was red too.

http://beehivehairdresser.com/tag/bad-eggs/

The one I cracked look similar but not that much blood :shock:,  I collect my eggs twice a day.

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#10 2013-02-13 22:17:56

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: Red yolk and white

Apparently this one was just one bloody looking mess. Made me feel awful that it had come from one of my birds. There are no eggs lying around here as I collect mine three sometimes four times a day and straight into the fridge they go. If any have a chip or crack then It does go into the public sale boxes.


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#11 2013-02-14 06:35:34

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Red yolk and white

:sick: haven't had one yet, but ewwwwww for when I do

XOX Monika

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#12 2013-02-14 12:49:57

Martin Grove Farm
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From: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-08-04
Posts: 510

Re: Red yolk and white

:sick:  I haven't found one like that yet.  I hope my customers haven't either but I have warned them all about blood spots.  I remember reading once, I think on another forum, about a burst capillary in the hen as the egg passes through the oviduct.  If I can remember where I read it, I will come back a post a link.


“Expecting life to treat you well just because you’re a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.”      Unknown

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#13 2013-02-14 19:20:17

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: Red yolk and white

I have heard of this and am grateful I have never seen it.  On the incredible eggs site Does a blood spot mean an egg is contaminated?

"Blood or meat spots are occasionally found on an egg yolk and are merely an error on the part of the hen. They’re caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface when it’s being formed or by a similar accident in the wall of the oviduct. Most eggs with blood spots are detected by electronic spotters and never reach the market. But, even with mass scanners, it’s impossible to catch them all. Both chemically and nutritionally, eggs with blood spots are fit to eat. You can remove the spot with the tip of a knife, if you wish."
Unless there is alot then you should throw it out and figure out which hen and if she is ok!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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