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brown scab in egg?

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We have been finding these in our fresh egg whites and my son thinks it's a fetus. I told him no.. but what is it? This is in a egg layed yesterday
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That would be a meat spot... it's not dangerous to eat, just pick it out. i just mix it into my eggs ;)

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Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Thanks. That sounds pretty gross..
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How old are your hens?

Do not worry about it. It happens. Give them more cool water during the day. Water is # 1 in egg laying.

That is right though, pick it out or just scramble that egg and feed back too your hens. also a trick I use is keeping all my egg shells and rinse them out and dry them, feed the crushed shells back too my hens. I never have that blood spot or crud in my eggs.

Hope that helped?

post #5 of 5

Amount and/or temperature of water given has nothing to do with meat/blood spots in eggs.

It's caused by a small piece of tissue breaking off or a tiny blood vessel breaking when the ova is released.

Happens normally on occasion, but if constant could be an infection or a genetic malfunction/deformity in a particular hen.

 

 It's mentioned in this awesome video:

Egg Formation Video

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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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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