Big Blood Clot Inside Brown Egg (WARNING...GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CountryEgz, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. CountryEgz

    CountryEgz New Egg

    Mar 28, 2012
    This was really gross! In choosing an egg for my banana bread, I chose the one that had darker brown at the pointy top of the egg and a lighter brown at the bottom. I figured our customers wouldn't like the way that egg looked. Thank goodness I chose that one because when I cracked it open, blood came out, and then I continued to crack it all the way and there was a yellow egg yolk with a large blood clot attached to it. I'm not sure which chicken this came from, so the breed is unknown. The age of the chickens in that coop are 1 year old. We feed them an all-natural egg layer pellet, scratch feed, and barn lime. They do not have access to the outdoor right now since we are letting the grass get established first. We recently had a chicken prolapse and then lay a rotten egg 2 weeks later. Other than these instances, we get about 100 good eggs every day, and several double yolkers. Any thoughts from other chicken farmers? What is this blood clot? We have roosters in with the hens, but we collect our eggs daily so no chance of it being a baby chicken.[​IMG]
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  2. tlagnhoj

    tlagnhoj Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2010
    Ewwww! I though the little bit of blood in my egg Sunday evening was kinda gross. How did you know to open it on the plate first? I would have dumped it right into the banana bread mixin's.
  3. CountryEgz

    CountryEgz New Egg

    Mar 28, 2012
    The egg looked a little different on the outside - 2 different shades and it had a pointy end. I didn't think the customers would think it looked right. I wash all our eggs, and this one didn't float. I have made it a habit to crack open the eggs in a separate bowl before putting them in the batter since our egg shells are harder and flake off sometims. Boy am I glad I picked this one! I could just imagine what our customers would have thought! What a strange thing!
  4. topangachicken

    topangachicken New Egg

    May 18, 2012
    Hello, I'm new to chicken owning and to the forum, but have found very useful information so far, so it's my go to source. I'm on this morning, looking for information, I had the same thing happen last night, about the same size mass, although I did make a mess. Some of our girls have been laying double yolked eggs, so I falsely assumed this was another. Not a nice surprise. This egg too was different then the other doubles we have amassed, although it had one fully formed yolk and this bloody blob. It was also pointy at one end and a little wrinkled, also darker at one end and lighter at the top. We have no rooster in with the hens, Delawares, 9 of them. Is this something to be concerned about or just an anomaly? Recently we've had one hen who spends the majority of her time laying on the eggs, but we collect them daily. We've had blood spots before, but I have thought nothing of those.
    Thanks :)
  5. zion1234

    zion1234 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2015
    Peace and Calming
    We have stuff like that but the size of a pea
  6. koko081012

    koko081012 New Egg

    Jun 24, 2015
    One of our hens just laid an egg like this too, it was a very small perfectly round egg.. I opened it to see what was inside and it was just like that.. Glad the hubs/kids didn't see me open it they would prob never eat eggs again. I can't find any info on what this is or why it happens... Must be a fluke thing.
  7. chickchic9

    chickchic9 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2014
    Silver Springs, Florida
    I just cracked open an egg kike this. It looked normal outside, but looked like the photo - except the clot was smaller. Not very appetizing !

    It didn't smell bad at all, and the yolk looked nice and yellow, so I set the bowl outside for the girls - who, as we know, usually gobble up just about anything.

    Well, they came over and looked, and then walked away !

    Guess they're grossed out too !

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