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Black dots on the white of a raw fresh egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trayvin, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Trayvin

    Trayvin Hatching

    Oct 28, 2012
    We are very new to chickens so any help would be greatly appreciated. We have three hens and they have just recently started to lay. We check the boxes twice daily and remove eggs ASAP, wash them and refrigerate them. Today I cracked three of the eggs and they all have very small black dots in the white of the egg. Only about two to four dots each. I pitched them and the fourth egg i cracked seemed fine. Does anyone know what these small dots are and if the eggs are safe for consumption? Some web sites are telling me this is a bacterial or fungal issue but nowhere is it telling me how to fix the issue. Thanks for any direction that you can share...

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
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