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Eww!!! A chicken in my egg!!  

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This absolutely turned my stomach when I was baking the other day. I cracked open an egg and blood came out along with an embryo of a baby chick! My husband immediately took it (as I couldn't even look at it!) and said there was even a beak! My mom always warned me against cracking directly into the batter as there may be a bit of blood but I never dreamed this could happen! Has anyone else had this experience??
post #2 of 129
I think I might have thrown up alittle in my mouth! I hope this never happens to me!!
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I found one once...no beak yet, but it was definitely forming and you could see a bloody dot in the middle...maybe the heart starting to form? It wsa creepy icon_eek.gif
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it happened to me at work one evening, i used to work on a big food van at the Horse racing tracks, i was busy cracking eggs straight onto the grill to fry them, and one of them was practically fully formed chick , it was awful i felt so ill icon_sad.gif it had a beak and a big black eye, i had to take a break and sit and have a cup of tea to calm my self down! Not a nice thing at all to have happen to you, Sorry you had to go through it x
post #5 of 129
Gross...that happened to me when I was preggo with my daughter...not that developed though...I have had a problem with eggs ever since...glad I ate oatmeal this morning..lol
post #6 of 129
We use to raise our own chickens for eggs ....I ALWAYS cracked my eggs in a bowl first.....For the most part eggs that you buy from the grocery stores are washed and candled (checking for cracks and bloods). and there are no roosters in site..... Occasional a blood will get by.....

The organic eggs depends where you get them... Some ranches run roosters with the hens and the eggs are processed differently.....you know some people want the fertile eggs.....yuck..but the blood in them doesn't mean it's a chick. But still it is a good idea to always crack them separate....

and I would think twice where I'm getting my eggs from...you know it takes more than a few days for a chick to develop and it must be kept warm to develop....so how old was that egg and how old are the other eggs you are getting from the processer.....how often do they gather eggs.... I know it can happen....I'm totally for a good fresh home grown egg.....nothing better for breakfast...... but if you are buying fresh, home grown or organic eggs.....ALWAYS crack them separately......
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Originally Posted by terrylee

We use to raise our own chickens for eggs ....I ALWAYS cracked my eggs in a bowl first.....For the most part eggs that you buy from the grocery stores are washed and candled (checking for cracks and bloods). and there are no roosters in site..... Occasional a blood will get by.....

The organic eggs depends where you get them... Some ranches run roosters with the hens and the eggs are processed differently.....you know some people want the fertile eggs.....yuck..but the blood in them doesn't mean it's a chick. But still it is a good idea to always crack them separate....

and I would think twice where I'm getting my eggs from...you know it takes more than a few days for a chick to develop and it must be kept warm to develop....so how old was that egg and how old are the other eggs you are getting from the processer.....how often do they gather eggs.... I know it can happen....I'm totally for a good fresh home grown egg.....nothing better for breakfast...... but if you are buying fresh, home grown or organic eggs.....ALWAYS crack them separately......



Thanks for this info! I buy all my eggs from Costco - they get them from a farm about 50 km from our city. You have me thinking that maybe I should mention something about this to Costco.
post #8 of 129
First, YUCK!!
Sorry you had to see that, I would have probably freaked out, just because I can't stomach stuff like that.
And yes, I would let Costco know about it. Maybe you weren't the only one...
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post #9 of 129
I only use eggs with a white shell, I know they are more expensive but even though I always break the eggs into a bowl before adding to them to whatever I am making, I found (years ago) that the brown shelled ones had so many blood spots it made me queasy!!
post #10 of 129
My daughter and son-in-law have chickens and they keep me supplied in eggs. They don't have roosters but I still refuse to use the eggs in my cakes, just don't want to take a chance that I will have to many with blood and not have enough to make a cake. My husband uses them for his breakfast though. I still always crack the eggs into a seperate dish before putting them in my batter, store bought or not.
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Myra
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Myra
post #11 of 129
I just cant image how that could happen with commercially produced eggs. No roosters. Now i'm going to nervous every time I crack an egg.
post #12 of 129
OH, man that is gross! I'd have had a fainting spell! I had one that was filled with blood once and I was dizzy! I cracked it into a bowl of about 10 already cracked eggs. Had to toss them all. I crack separately, but just to make shell doesn't get in. I expect my store bought eggs to be good!

I can't eat my grandma's eggs from her chickens all fertile and UNREFRIGERATED!!!! BLAAAARG! She brings them in daily and puts them in the pantry. Every Christmas she gives us about 4 or 5 dozen and I trash them at the first rest stop! Sometimes my grandpa and I will shine a light through them and throw the "solid" ones at the trees across the street. (It is way out in the Georgia countryside, not the suburbs. lol)
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icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif I think I would have run for the hills if I saw this.
post #14 of 129
But which came first..................?
post #15 of 129
Is it ok to use an egg with a bit of blood?
Sometimes I get the odd black spot or something, I always pick it out. All my food is picture perfect otherwise it turns my guts!
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