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Kosher Eggs

Kosher Eggs

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Only eggs from kosher fowl are kosher. These include chicken, Cornish hens, ducks, geese, and turkey.

The prohibition of eating blood applies even to the smallest drop of blood, and thus any blood spots found in an egg renders the egg non-kosher.

Each egg should be opened into a clear dish or glass and checked for blood spots before it is cooked or combined with other food. If a blood spot is found, the whole egg must be discarded, and the cup or dish should be immediately and thoroughly washed with cold water.

When boiling eggs, it is customary to boil at least three eggs at a time. Some people have a separate pot just for boiling eggs.

If a blood spot is found in a boiled egg, the whole egg must be discarded.

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March 29, 2016
Re: Milk on Shabbat
Although it is indeed problematic to drink milk that was actually milked on Shabbat, there is no problem drinking kosher milk on shabbat that was gotten at the local store.
Yehuda Shurpin for Chabad.org
March 29, 2016
Hekshered Eggs
When you buy eggs in a grocery store, is a heksher required? I thought not, but then I saw one (I believe it was OU) on Eggland's Best eggs, and now I am confused.
Mitch
Chicago
March 26, 2016
Now I was told, you can't drink milk on shabbos , as you do not know if the cow was milked on shabbos?
Oy.
Annie
USA
March 23, 2016
kosher breed hen
Oh goodness, there are so many wrong answers here. I am a chicken keeper for many years . I only keep hens,
which breed leghorn ?not all breeds are close enough to be considered that they are with the mesorash kosher as remu wants
star stern
BROOKLYN
March 23, 2016
wrong answers!
Oh goodness, there are so many wrong answers here. I am a chicken keeper for many years . I only keep hens, no roosters. So there is never a chance I have a fertilized egg. Blood spots will vanish if the egg is old enough. It is a shame fresh eggs are turned away as they might have a spot. I often give eggs of all colors in my Shalos Manot baskets at Purim..but often wonder if they are just tossed out as my friends claim they will only buy store bought eggs ( which have not spots as they are old once they get to store!) My chickens are all free roam and fed non gmo organic, much better than store bought eggs! And the color of eggs has nothing to do with feathers! My black Aussie Australorp lays pink eggs!
Anonymous
June 10, 2015
Each hen should have her own condo and HD tv in order to be deemed kosher
a remote control that can be beak operated is optional
Scott Bamberger
EHT NJ
January 5, 2014
duck vs chicken
in chicken we have certain non kosher like the white silkie which is also called a chicken ;how about duck ,all duck are kosher ?
star stern
brooklyn
January 5, 2014
how can you generalise chicken as kosher while some chickens are not ;like white silkies
star stern
brooklyn
June 23, 2012
Conflicting information
When it comes to blood spots, some people are saying it's a result of fertilization and other people say it is the result of a burst vessel during egg production in the hen. From what I understand, eggs bought in a store have never been fertilized.
The brown ones have more blood than the white ones, probably due to the difficulties of "candling" the darker eggs.
Where I live, "Free run" come in brown and white (boxes of 6), but "Organic" only seems to comes in brown. It is a shame that people think brown is healthier than white.
Bill
Montreal
June 3, 2011
Brown and white eggs
The pigmentation of an egg is dependent upon genetics and the origination of the species, much like melatonin in humans. Blood spots are typically indicative of fertilization, which is usually arrested by removing them from the nest.The white eggs from commercial farms have been irradiated and are painted for uniformity. Brown egg layers are popular with organic and natural farmers because they tend to be from heritage breeds. Most farmers that use these methods also have strong feelings about preserving agricultural history. Like many modern foods livestock have been bred and even genetically modified for commercial purposes. Over the last century food has changed in its appearance. What is now an exotic fruit or vegetable used to be normal. Carrots are a good example, normal colors were red, white and even purple with orange being rare. The same with eggs, brown was the norm.
Tammy
Conway, SC
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