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Old 12-12-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I cracked open an egg last night & to my surprise the white was not white, it was RED! The yolk was still yellow.
I through the whole bowl out!
And once several years ago I cracked an egg & the yolk had red spots all over it.
Just wondering if anyone knows anything about this?
Are they safe to eat? Make you sick?

Know of any other types of wierd eggs that we should look out for?

Well, at least I don't complain when I get a twin yolk!!
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Yes, they're safe. Just a broken blood vessel from when the egg was forming. Also,
the color of the yolk varies according to what the hen's been eating. And red spots mean you have a very fresh egg!
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: huh?
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i think it's just blood. yuck
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:29 AM
 
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Or if it was a fertilized egg. Taken before it formed into an embryo. Or it means it is very fresh.

Years ago, we used to buy eggs from this little mom and pop store when we vacationed in WI. ALL had double yolks. Never figured that one out.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: In a house
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We had several chickens when we lived in CA and the above posters are right. It's safe to eat these eggs and they taste the same. Personally, I prefer when the yolks are deep orange...means the hens have eaten good foods and they taste better! Also, as another poster mentioned fertilized eggs often have bits of blood. I don't even care for eggs from the store anymore. They don't even taste like real eggs to me...not after eating fresh eggs for the last 20 years!
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Thanks to everyone!
I've heard so many horror stories & I always throw those eggs away.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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Well, now you know that they're safe, and you don't have to throw them away!
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Thanks, i just opened a egg and part of the yolk was red. i now know that i should not have thrown that egg away lol, i typed "red in egg" on google and this forum came up, seems it would be very usefull. thanks guys:P
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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eggs have some germs which cause disease what r they?????/
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:52 AM
 
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eggs have some germs which cause disease what r they?????/
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