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Why are my eggs bloody inside?!?

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I was making some fried eggs this morning and cracked open 4 of my eggs and the yolk inside looked bloody. I was totally grosed out but now it keeps me curious why the eggs were bloody inside and afraid to find my other eggs like this. And also one day I cracked one of my eggs and it looked really weird like one half of the yolk was orange and the other half was light yellow. Can some of you that has been doing your own eggs for a wile please answer me.
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Edited by mychickensneaky - 12/5/12 at 2:44pm
Hi! My name is Abigail. I have 60 chickens all together, 1 Anatolian Sheppard dog, 3 cats and I might get some goats soon! I love animals,Swimming,math and hanging out on Byc with all my best friends! Some of my best friends on byc include: Bossy Bantams,HappyHoudan,Ducclelover10,Thecrazyclucker,New Bird, Bluebee, sandstorm495 and many more!
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Hi! My name is Abigail. I have 60 chickens all together, 1 Anatolian Sheppard dog, 3 cats and I might get some goats soon! I love animals,Swimming,math and hanging out on Byc with all my best friends! Some of my best friends on byc include: Bossy Bantams,HappyHoudan,Ducclelover10,Thecrazyclucker,New Bird, Bluebee, sandstorm495 and many more!
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your birds have gotten scared well laying there eggs or before laying because when i hen gets scared more blood runs into the yoke and makes it look bloody so if there free range theres probably a cat or hawk scaring them so in a few days the eggs should be fine if they stop getting scared

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your birds have gotten scared well laying there eggs or before laying because when i hen gets scared more blood runs into the yoke and makes it look bloody so if there free range theres probably a cat or hawk scaring them so in a few days the eggs should be fine if they stop getting scared

Please do not make comments that are unsupported by facts.

Blood inside the egg is caused by a small rupture in a blood vessel as the egg is being processed through the oviduct. You may also occasionally see a small fleshy spot. These are normal and not dangerous, but if you find it distasteful you can discard or feed the (cooked) eggs back to your hens.
Edited by 1muttsfan - 12/5/12 at 4:20pm

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Please do not make comments that are unsupported by facts.
Blood inside the egg is caused by a small rupture in a blood vessel as the egg is being processed through the oviduct. You may also occasionally see a small fleshy spot. These are normal and not dangerous, but if you find it distasteful you can discard or feed the (cooked) eggs back to your hens.


Yes, that comment about a scared hen is just bogus.

 

When you say bloody, how bloody do you mean? A red spot on the yolk was probably caused by a broken blood vessel while the egg is being formed, and the egg can be safely eaten. A red spot in the white, or a "meat spot" was caused by sloughing off of some reproductive tissue--kinda gross, but totally safe to eat.

 

Now I have had one egg that was BLOODY-bloody and it was my own fault--I'd found an egg hidden in the shavings below the nest boxes, and assumed it was freshly laid. Apparently not, since the embryo had started to develop. This was during the 100+ degree days of summer. EWWWW

The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to SIX birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, and one blue Ameraucana rooster. Everything looks so empty out there, but I'm happy with the decision. No more washing, sorting, packing and delivering 30 dozen eggs every week, WOOT!
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The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to SIX birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, and one blue Ameraucana rooster. Everything looks so empty out there, but I'm happy with the decision. No more washing, sorting, packing and delivering 30 dozen eggs every week, WOOT!
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I had several from my last batch of chickens.  They were pretty full of blood when you cracked them.  It was not an embryo, but liquid red blood in a pool.  Never found the cause & eventually it stopped.  This is the only time I had a lot of blood in an egg in almost 20 years. 

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just telling u now thats not bogus or what ever just cause u don't see it in books doesn't mean its not true so when u see something like that just ignore it and wright what ever u want. and yes it is because when ever my hens got scared in a couple days there was blood in the eggs so many things can cause it 

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I have a welsummer hen that laid a beautiful dark brown egg 3 times a week, and most were bloody.  I singled out this hen because I didn't want to give her eggs away.  They were perfectly fine to eat, but I preferred to feed them all back to the chickens after gathering a few.  The picture I have included is only a small amount of blood--usually it was more.  The hen stopped laying altogether.700

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Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the answers from ya all! smile.png
Hi! My name is Abigail. I have 60 chickens all together, 1 Anatolian Sheppard dog, 3 cats and I might get some goats soon! I love animals,Swimming,math and hanging out on Byc with all my best friends! Some of my best friends on byc include: Bossy Bantams,HappyHoudan,Ducclelover10,Thecrazyclucker,New Bird, Bluebee, sandstorm495 and many more!
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Hi! My name is Abigail. I have 60 chickens all together, 1 Anatolian Sheppard dog, 3 cats and I might get some goats soon! I love animals,Swimming,math and hanging out on Byc with all my best friends! Some of my best friends on byc include: Bossy Bantams,HappyHoudan,Ducclelover10,Thecrazyclucker,New Bird, Bluebee, sandstorm495 and many more!
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Originally Posted by rollkeeg877 View Post

your birds have gotten scared well laying there eggs or before laying because when i hen gets scared more blood runs into the yoke and makes it look bloody so if there free range theres probably a cat or hawk scaring them so in a few days the eggs should be fine if they stop getting scared

My hen was pinneddown by a hundred pound lab.. she sll layed a healthy egg the next day...
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Originally Posted by rollkeeg877 View Post

your birds have gotten scared well laying there eggs or before laying because when i hen gets scared more blood runs into the yoke and makes it look bloody so if there free range theres probably a cat or hawk scaring them so in a few days the eggs should be fine if they stop getting scared

My hen was pinned down by a hundred pound lab.. she sll layed a healthy egg the next day...
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