blood in eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gailmaison, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. gailmaison

    gailmaison Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 hens and NO rooster and my eggs are lovely...sometimes just a tiny speck of blood...from straining I think. However, as it is winter and my girls are not laying well, so I sometimes get eggs from a neighbor to sell to my co workers. The neighbor DOES have e rooster. Today for the second time I was told by one of my 'customers' that he cracked an egg and it had too much blood in it for him to eat.... the entire yolk was surrounded by a ring of blood. Last week I was told almost the entire egg was blood filled. What is going on ??
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It most likely doesn't have anything to do with the presence of a rooster, unless he is causing an awful lot of stress in the flock. The blood comes from the hen's ovary or oviduct. Hopefully, the heavily bloody one will be a one time thing.

    Scroll down towards the bottom, see #1 in yolk problems:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     
  3. gailmaison

    gailmaison Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you !!! I think I figured it out...my neighbor put a light in his coop and NEVER shuts it off !! I will tell him I will not sell any more of his (hens') eggs, until he puts a timer on that light !!
     
  4. gailmaison

    gailmaison Out Of The Brooder

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    there is certainly a ton of great info here !! Thanks !!
     

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