Blood in the yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wormy270, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. wormy270

    wormy270 In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2009
    I have 6 hens and usually get 4-5 eggs per day. Probaly 30-40% of my eggs have some sort of blood in the yolks or in the whites. Its usually a string of blood across the yolk or a dark blood colored spot in the white. My wife usually throws them away when she cracks them. We sell some eggs and I dont really want to pass them on to my customers either. Should I change their feed? The girls have a 10x12 very clean coup. Fresh water daily and free range 8 hours a day.

  2. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Songster

    Feb 24, 2011
    West Midlands, UK
    Looks like someones rooster is mating with them?
  3. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    The eggs are safe to eat. Blood spots occasionally happen, it's just part of farm fresh eggs. You can scoop the spot out with a spoon. The little blood spot doesn't have anything to do with the egg being fertile. If you are very careful, you can candle for blood spots to prevent your customers from getting them.

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