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Blood in quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pigeons in ak, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quails have been laying eggs for about three months
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    and every now and then I get eggs that have blood in them I collect them daily and don't have a clue why they have blood inside the eggs
     
  2. alaskanchickens

    alaskanchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get this in our chicken eggs every once in a while. It's caused from a ruptured blood vessel while the egg is being formed. They are safe to eat. The only reason you haven't seen them in eggs before (store bought) is because of the screening the eggs go through before they go to market.
     
  3. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks[​IMG]
     
  4. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you know if they could hatch?
     
  5. alaskanchickens

    alaskanchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure! You'd never know the blood was in there unless it was cracked open and from my understanding it's quite a common thing. How often are you getting those?
     
  6. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1-2 every 10 eggs
     
  7. Chicken-Farmer

    Chicken-Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely normal. It freaks some people out, but it is what it is. Remember we are eating eggs that came out of a bird,a little blood isn't going to hurt you. Some birds seem to lay eggs with blood in them. I bet you have one girl that laid all those eggs.

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