cherrycakes Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 3:23pm
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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??

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SPCC Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 3:29pm
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I think I might have thrown up alittle in my mouth! I hope this never happens to me!!

Kellbella Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 3:31pm
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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

Caths_Cakes Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 3:51pm
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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

ryansmom319 Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 3:56pm
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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

terrylee Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 3:58pm
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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......

cherrycakes Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 5:16pm
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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.

neelycharmed Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 5:30pm
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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...
Jodi icon_smile.gif

Claire138 Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 5:35pm
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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!!

kimbm04r Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 5:43pm

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.

cathyscakes Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 5:55pm

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.

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 8:02pm

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)

snowshoe1 Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 8:40pm

icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif I think I would have run for the hills if I saw this.

cutthecake Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 8:51pm

But which came first..................?

Sweet_Toof Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 10:13pm

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!

Sweet_Toof Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 10:24pm

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!

Gefion Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 10:27pm
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Originally Posted by Sweet_Toof

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!




It's perfectly fine. Blood spots are not embryos.

jade8 Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 10:53pm

Ummm....yuk. I have come accross blood spots before but I have never heard of anything like tha . I guess someone wasn't paying too much attention when the eggs were going through those machines.

Narie Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 11:11pm

A chick embryo in an egg is an old egg. I would change my egg source asap. Shell color has to do with the breed of chicken not with blood spots. White feathers equals white eggs; brown/red feathers equals brown eggs. You can tell if an egg is fresh by looking at it after it is cracked. The yolk will set up strong and the white will be equally thick and cohesive. There will be a bit of runny white but not much. The blood spot is basicly a nothing, although it does indicate that egg is very fresh because the spot will disappear with age. If a blood spot grosses you out, just flick it out with a knife tip. Also if you want to hard cook and peel an egg make sure that it is at least a week old.

Corrie76 Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by cutthecake

But which came first..................?



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seriously good point!
This all reminds me of my Dad's former co-worker, who was from the Phillipines(sp?) He used to bring in all these amazing native dishes into work for my dad to try....the only one my dad couldn't bring himself to eat was some dish that contained duck embryos...bleh tapedshut.gif barf!

cherrycakes Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 12:31am

I'm glad to see that I didn't over react to what I saw!! I stopped by Costco today and told them about this and they were quite upset about it. They assured me that they will be contacting the egg company ASAP. In hindsight I should have kept the "egg" for evidence but I was seriously so grossed out that I told my husband to get rid of it immediately!!

Evoir Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 12:45am

Incidentally, fertilised eggs (fresh ones that is - not ones where the embryo has developed) are nutritionally superior to unfertilised eggs. Apparently.

But it does sound like the chicken farm supplying your Costco has had some clandestine nocturnal visits from a renegade rooster...

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 2:25am
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Originally Posted by Narie

A chick embryo in an egg is an old egg. I would change my egg source asap. Shell color has to do with the breed of chicken not with blood spots. White feathers equals white eggs; brown/red feathers equals brown eggs. You can tell if an egg is fresh by looking at it after it is cracked. The yolk will set up strong and the white will be equally thick and cohesive. There will be a bit of runny white but not much. The blood spot is basicly a nothing, although it does indicate that egg is very fresh because the spot will disappear with age. If a blood spot grosses you out, just flick it out with a knife tip. Also if you want to hard cook and peel an egg make sure that it is at least a week old.




Good to know about the red spot and age! I am bringing deviled eggs to Thanksgiving at my husband' aunts house. I can just imagine! Eww! I think I'll sent DH out first thing in the morning to get some to start aging!

theonlynameleft Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 3:12am

Saw the title - knew what it would be about & that a million people would probably have already applied and still felt the need to say EWWWWWW!!!!!

au_decorator_76 Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 3:22am

SO sorry this happened!! I think I would have been sick. icon_sad.gif

I don't really get the repulsion to fresh farm eggs though....where do you think eggs come from? LOL. Eggs technically do not need to be refrigerated. A friend of mine just gave me a dozen fresh eggs right out of her hen house and they were divine!

Each to their own though right?

auntmamie Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 3:51am
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Originally Posted by Evoir

But it does sound like the chicken farm supplying your Costco has had some clandestine nocturnal visits from a renegade rooster...




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cherrycakes Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 6:21am
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But it does sound like the chicken farm supplying your Costco has had some clandestine nocturnal visits from a renegade rooster...



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I just got around to reading these posts - I love this too!! Thanks for the laugh icon_lol.gif

cabecakes Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 6:44am

I used to eat eggs straight from the henhouse years ago. I can tell you this...I think those eggs were much tastier then the ones you buy in the store. But they don't work worth a hoot for deviled eggs...fresh eggs never do. They are a lot harder to get the shells off of.

Coral3 Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 6:51am
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Originally Posted by au_decorator_76

SO sorry this happened!! I think I would have been sick. icon_sad.gif

I don't really get the repulsion to fresh farm eggs though....where do you think eggs come from? LOL. Eggs technically do not need to be refrigerated. A friend of mine just gave me a dozen fresh eggs right out of her hen house and they were divine!

Each to their own though right?




Are eggs sold refrigerated in the US? Here in Australia they're always sold unrefrigerated...I do stick them in the fridge when I get them home though.

tinygoose Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 8:21am

Lol...as my friend would say. "City folk."

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