Blood in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Duders, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Duders

    Duders Just Hatched

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    Hi! Can anyone tell me what this is in the egg? Thanks in advance![​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes when an egg is forming, a blood vessel in the yolk follicle or oviduct wall ruptures, and blood is incorporated into the egg. The resulting blood is called a blood spot; the pictured egg's blood spot is larger than normal, but there probably is nothing to worry about with the hen.
     

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