Blood in an infertile egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoveMyChicks2, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. LoveMyChicks2

    LoveMyChicks2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was making bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches with my kids a few moments ago. The last egg cracked was a double yolk. One of the yolks had a big blood clot on the yolk and the white was full of blood making it look ruby red. The egg had been refrigerated but not washed. I wash them as I use them (only wipe them off with dry towel). This may be a really stupid question but I did not think blood got in an egg unless it was fertile. I've searched this site but everything talks about blood in a fertile egg. Please enlighten me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. biddyboo

    biddyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto! I didn't find a LARGE blood spot, but what I found in the egg when I broke it open was definitely a blood spot, and we have no roos. I'll be interested in the response you get as well. ~G
     
  3. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

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  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Roos have nothing to do with blood or meat spots. The only difference in a fertile egg versus an infertile egg is the size of a tiny white spot on the yolk. There are good pics of the difference here https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008 . You really would not notice if you didn't know what to look for.
     
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Good link, Paganbird, So its blood from the reproductive tract that gets trapped in the forming egg.
     
  6. LoveMyChicks2

    LoveMyChicks2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all. I'm still trying to get the web site to pull up.
     

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