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eggs with tiny red specks inside

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Some of my eggs have tiny red specks inside.  They don't bother me but they are unappealing to people I sell eggs to.  I have Rhode Island Red hens and no rooster.  They get Agway layer pellets and grit/oyster shells.

Any ideas?  It doesn't happen to all eggs.

post #2 of 3

They are called meat spots I believe. I get them once in a while but it doesn't affect the taste at all. You might be able to see them(if their big enough) when you hold a flashlight up to the egg in a dark room.

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Edited by Attack Chicken - 12/28/09 at 10:03am

1 Standard White Leghorn Cock, Bantams: 1 Blue Wyandotte cock and 1 hen, 2 black Wyandotte hens, 1 SLW hen, 2 Serama cocks, 3 Serama hens,1 Serama cockerel, 1 silkied Serama Cock  . Also Coturnix quail and Golden Yellow Pheasants.

Rest In Peace Sandy, Newbie, Coal, Diamond, my angel Coco, Krispy, Iona, Pearl and Claire....You will be missed forever.

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1 Standard White Leghorn Cock, Bantams: 1 Blue Wyandotte cock and 1 hen, 2 black Wyandotte hens, 1 SLW hen, 2 Serama cocks, 3 Serama hens,1 Serama cockerel, 1 silkied Serama Cock  . Also Coturnix quail and Golden Yellow Pheasants.

Rest In Peace Sandy, Newbie, Coal, Diamond, my angel Coco, Krispy, Iona, Pearl and Claire....You will be missed forever.

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post #3 of 3

Here's some info about them.

Imp- I agree a little unappetizing, but it happens


http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/29/meat-spots

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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