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Im totally new to chickens and some of my hens just began to lay. Is this normal? I found a blood spot in the yolk of one. We had a rooster but rehomed him about a month ago. Is this a ferrilized egg????
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A blood spot isn't a fertile egg. It is just when a blood vessel ruptures in the infundibulum or magnum of the reproductive tract. It happens from time to time.

 

A sign of a fertile egg is when the little white dot on the yolk (blastodisc) becomes a halo (blastoderm)

http://www.edencsd.org/Page/1496

 

You don't see blood spots in store eggs any more because the automated sorting candles and rejects them.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 10/13/15 at 7:04am

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Bloodspots do not mean it is fertilized, it is just a bit of blood that got in he egg as it was being made :)  Here is a thread that shows what a fertilized egg looks like http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

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Ive read that continous lighting can cause it? I do have a red light in my coop at night that comes on at 7pm. If i dont put it on they dont go into the coop. Should i turn it off once everyone is in the coop?
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I never heard that but continuous light is a problem. They need a light/dark cycle just like all animals. Yes, turn the light off once they're inside. After a few days they should go in without a light.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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