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Almost every egg has blood spots?

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I posted something about this last week but still curious. My girls are just starting to lay. Just about every egg i have used has had a blood spot in it? Is this because they are just starting to lay or d i need to change something? I rehomed my guineas yesterday because they were being bullies and I've turned off the coop light at night. Hope this helps
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If the guineas were really harassing them, that may very well have been the problem.  If so things should clear up in a weak or so.

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post #3 of 7

How many hours was the coop light usually on at night and for how long had it been on?


Edited by aart - 10/19/15 at 5:53am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 7

Blood or also called meat spots in eggs is lining of egg duct incorporated into the egg before it's shelled. Not at all uncommon for pullets starting to lay to be working through these little kinks. Perfectly fine to eat but I usually try to get that part out as it's a mental thing for me.

 

It will clear up.


Edited by Egghead_Jr - 10/19/15 at 6:00am

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post #5 of 7
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I had a red light on all night but now turn it on from 7 to 8 so they can get settled and comes back on at 5 am
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I had a red light on all night but now turn it on from 7 to 8 so they can get settled and comes back on at 5 am

Is it a heat lamp?  Just curious why the red light?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #7 of 7
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No just a red bulb so it isnt do bright. The regular bulbs were way to bright
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