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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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January 13, 2017
Re: Kosher or Not
This is the reason why some have the custom to boil a minimum of 3 eggs at a time, so if one turns out to have had a blood spot, it will be considered "Batel B'Rov" - nullified by the majority of Kosher - and the rest of the eggs would be Kosher. In the hypothetical scenario you mentioned, since we don't actually find any blood spot, there is no reason for concern at all.

Simcha Bart for Chabad.org
January 13, 2017
To Becky
The egg is discarded because Jews cannot eat blood. If one has Non Jewish neighbors or friends, one can give the egg to them.
Chabad.org Staff
chabadone.org
January 13, 2017
Why is the egg discarded?
Becky
OMAHA
January 12, 2017
Kosher Or Not?
Hypothetically, let's say there is at least 1/12 eggs has a blood spot and you were to boil the eggs, is that egg still kosher even though the blood spot does not appear after cooking?
sam
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
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