Egg white colour ????

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Egg white colour ????
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:55 »
My wife had eggs for breakfast but when she cracked an egg into the pan and the clear white was green why was that? The egg was under 2 weeks old so it couldn't of been off does anyone know why this has happened please.

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Re: Egg white colour ????
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 13:46 »
It my have been some thing the hen had picked up,is she free range?,i had an egg white that was red like blood it looked really nasty,since then I have cracked the eggs into a bowl first before putting them in a pan or baking with them,its never happened again 6 yrs since,is she a healthy hen laying lots of eggs for you,just keep an eye on her.
When was she last wormed?.

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Re: Egg white colour ????
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 15:10 »
I have 10 hens in my back garden so I have no idea which one it came from they where last wormed about a month ago they all seem fine. They are enclosed in a shed like coup sides and front are meshed with a portion at the back enclosed for the coup and they have no contact with wild birds at all so all in all pretty safe

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Re: Egg white colour ????
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 17:44 »
Excessive amounts of vitamin B2 in a chicken's diet can turn egg whites green, but if your hens are enclosed and just getting regular chicken feed, that seems unlikely.

It could have been a minor fault in the egg like a hairline crack or a tiny hole, that let bacteria in.  I don't know of any other reasons.

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Re: Egg white colour ????
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 20:30 »
There main diet is a 50/50 mix of layer pellets and mixed corn. Then they get greens,bread,and the occasional pint of maggots and if we have them in bananas and apples.

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Re: Egg white colour ????
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 10:54 »
Well it doesn't sound like diet, so my guess would be that somehow that egg got contaminated via a small fault in the shell.

A green egg for breakfast is not great, but hopefully it was a one off  :)



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