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    I bought some truly free-range eggs directly from a farmer the other day, and it was my first time doing so.

    I was planning on making a souffle with them, so I needed to separate the whites and yolks. I had to throw out FIVE eggs in order to do this -- when I cracked them, the yolks were already squeezing out of the cracks, and when I opened them, I found that the yolks and whites were already entirely mixed, and that there were substantial amounts of blood in these eggs. Not only that, most of the contents of these eggs spilled out all over my counter before I could do anything with them.

    Is this normal with farm-fresh eggs? And why does this happen?

  • #2
    No, just a pissed off hen. j/k
    Whether you think you can..... or you think you can't..... your 100 % correct.

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    • #3
      were they perhaps fertilized?

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      • #4
        That sounds wrong :/ "bloodspots" are normal but they literally are a spot or two of red in an otherwise normal egg.

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        • #5
          I have no idea if they were fertilized or not. How can you tell?

          And yeah, they definitely weren't blood spots. It looked more like this, just a lot messier: http://www.backyardchickens.com/foru...dy_egg_002.jpg

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tarek View Post
            I have no idea if they were fertilized or not. How can you tell?

            And yeah, they definitely weren't blood spots. It looked more like this, just a lot messier: http://www.backyardchickens.com/foru...dy_egg_002.jpg
            Looks like embryo development

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            • #7
              I talked to someone about this a while ago and he said that it was just some broken blood vessels. Apparently not a big deal.
              I grok, therefore I am.

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              • #8
                Maybe it makes them extra healthy?

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                • #9
                  yeah I bet if it had kept going you'd have ended up with this http://boingboing.net/2008/05/29/pho...hicken-fo.html

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                  • #10
                    Ahh, that picture was taken from a series of photos depicting the birth of a chicken. One or two of the eggs DID look like this:

                    http://haha.nu/files/uploads/2008/th...chicken_02.jpg

                    Kind of interesting!

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