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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:07 PM
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Oh sick... I just cracked an egg... and it was bloody...
Edited on Sun May-14-06 08:07 PM by Wetzelbill
oh... fuck... I'm not going to be eating scrambled eggs for quite sometime now. That was disgusting.

:puke:
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:11 PM
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1. When you eat organic, brown eggs, that tends to happen.
We had chickens (FRESH EGGS) when I was growing up. Happened all the time. Sorry it made you sick, but it's really not that big of a deal.
Duckie
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:12 PM
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2. ...
DUDE!
It was
fertilized
:puke:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:14 PM
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3. I've seen that happen too.
I'm sorry your appetite was ruined. :(
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:15 PM
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4. If old wives' tales are to be believed
you're either pregnant or somebody has got you with the evil eye.

Of course it just mean that the hen who laid that egg encountered a rooster, but it's much more fun to picture you with child. ;)
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:25 PM
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8. Actually, that is the old wives tale.
Blood in an egg doesn't mean fertility. My three hens (no rooster present) occaisonally pop out an egg with a bit of blood in it.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:15 PM
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5. If there's blood in it,
it's very fresh.

The egg absorbs the blood as it 'ages', so to speak.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:16 PM
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6. Why so disgusting?
It's just blood.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-14-06 08:20 PM
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7. Hello, Egg Psychic Hotline. Can I help you?



How to tell a bad egg

by Scott Matthews


One of the things that my family loves most about living in the country is that we get to eat fresh eggs from our genuine free-range chickens. But then, free-range chickens dont always play by the rules; sometimes they dont lay their eggs in the nesting boxes weve so thoughtfully provided. It is all too common for one of our boys to run into the house with a clutch of eggs nestled in the front of his Tshirt.

Look, Dad! he cries excitedly. I found one of the hens nesting in the hay barn (or under the trailer, or in the horses manger, or even in a feed bucket)!

We used to feed those wild eggs to the pigs unless we felt adventurous (or desperate) enough to carefully crack one open to check it for freshness. Believe me, cracking open one rotten egg satisfies both my need for adventure and my hunger for eggs for a long time.

One day, however, a friend of ours showed us that you could judge the freshness of an egg by placing it in water about an inch deeper than the egg is long. As an egg ages, the air cell expands. So, depending on how the egg lies in the water, you can tell whether the egg is fresh enough to eat on its own, or if it is old enough that, because of the taste, you should use it only for baking, or if it is best to just discard it.

To help our fellow country dwellers remember the rules of egg floating I made up this little rhyme. I hope you find it useful. A little warning though: you can't tell the age of a frozen egg by floating it. Even a fresh egg will float if it's frozen.


Can you eat that egg?
By Scott Matthews

If not sure you ought-ter,
then place it in water.
If it lies on its side,
then it's fresh; eat with pride.

After three or four days,
at an angle it lays.
But, it still is a treat,
so go on and eat.

Ten days, stands on end,
in your baking 'twill blend.
'Cause it's definitely edible,
in your baking, incredible.

But, if it floats on the surface,
that egg serves no purpose.
'Cause a floater's a stinker!
Out the back door best fling 'er!


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