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little brown spots on egg yolk

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This morning i found out after i cracked open a couple of my eggs, that there was little brown spots in the yolk of the egg. What is this? Is it safe to eat?  Could it possibly be something that a pullet laid.  I have 2 pullets that are just starting to lay.  I also dont have a rooster just 10 hens.

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UK IMPORT ORPINGTONS -  CHOCOLATE ORPINGTONS, MOTTLED ORPINGTONS, SILVER LACED ORPINGTONS, LEGBAR ORPINGTONS, JUBILEE ORPINGTONS, CHOCOLATE CUCKOO, and ISABEL ORPINGTONS. All Large Fowl 

 

Also have : Svart Honas and Cream Legbars 

 

Katahdin Sheep - Breeding and commercial stock. Ewes and Rams AVAILABLE. PM for info 

www.ewecrazyfarms.com 

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I do believe they are called 'meat' spots. I think it is when the yolk is released from the follicle, some of it breaks off and follows the yolk down the fallopian tube (infundibulum) and gets the rest of the egg put around it. It is safe and she is alright, it will come and go. I expected it to stop as my hens aged, but now that they are starting up again after the winter slow down, I am seeing more of it.

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"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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ok thank you.

UK IMPORT ORPINGTONS -  CHOCOLATE ORPINGTONS, MOTTLED ORPINGTONS, SILVER LACED ORPINGTONS, LEGBAR ORPINGTONS, JUBILEE ORPINGTONS, CHOCOLATE CUCKOO, and ISABEL ORPINGTONS. All Large Fowl 

 

Also have : Svart Honas and Cream Legbars 

 

Katahdin Sheep - Breeding and commercial stock. Ewes and Rams AVAILABLE. PM for info 

www.ewecrazyfarms.com 

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UK IMPORT ORPINGTONS -  CHOCOLATE ORPINGTONS, MOTTLED ORPINGTONS, SILVER LACED ORPINGTONS, LEGBAR ORPINGTONS, JUBILEE ORPINGTONS, CHOCOLATE CUCKOO, and ISABEL ORPINGTONS. All Large Fowl 

 

Also have : Svart Honas and Cream Legbars 

 

Katahdin Sheep - Breeding and commercial stock. Ewes and Rams AVAILABLE. PM for info 

www.ewecrazyfarms.com 

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post #4 of 5

my chickens do that too and it does look kind of unappetizing. i crack them in a bowl first to see if they have them and some of them do and some of them dont. i give the ones that do have meatspots back to the chickens to eat:) they love it

Chickens: Carl, Lando, Bjork, 4 Henriettas, Munchkin, Weirdo, Pepé, Ziggy, and Trash-Piggy

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Chickens: Carl, Lando, Bjork, 4 Henriettas, Munchkin, Weirdo, Pepé, Ziggy, and Trash-Piggy

My Blog: http://ihavechickensinmybackyard.wordpress.com/ ( i thought of the title myself )
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post #5 of 5

They love eating eggs... But i try not feeding them to the chickens  There is nothing worse than a hen who breaks eggs to eat them. Then the nest is a mess as well as if there are anymore eggs in the nest


Edited by rowdy726 - 2/26/13 at 9:54am
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