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Blood inside Chicken Eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Aussiedrew, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Aussiedrew

    Aussiedrew New Egg

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    I am a new member of the forum and would like to ask all you chicken experts some advice if I could please.
    I currently have 1 Isa Brown and 1 Australorp chicken which are both 18 months old. Up till now they have given us a good steady supply of eggs and its great watching them roam the backyard in search of food.
    Over the last week the eggs that the Isa Brown has laid have long thin lines of blood in the white of the egg. They have the appearance of an blood vessel.
    What causes this and should I be worried?
    There have been 3 eggs the same so far in the last week.
    Its very cold here at the moment but I dont think that should matter.
    They have been wormed recently (2 months ago), she is still very active and has a good appetite.
    Her droppings appear normal.
    Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I am still pretty new myself and have found a wealth of help and chicken-know-how here. I posted this question also and was told that this is nothing to worry about. It sometimes happens. The look is just unappealing but the egg is ok to eat. If I run across any eggs like this, I just pick out the bloody part or scramble the egg and mix it with rice. My hens love it!

    Have a great day!
    Colette
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here`s a blurb I picked up regarding blood in the eggs. They are safe for consumption and should clear up in short order. Welcome to the forum..........Pop

    Blood spots;

    The yolk is formed in the follicular sac by the deposition of continuous layers of yolk material. Ninety-nine percent of the yolk material is formed within the 7-9 days before the laying of the egg. When the yolk matures, the follicular sac ruptures or splits along a line with few, of any, blood vessels. If any blood vessels cross the stigma, a small drop of blood may be deposited on the yolk as it is released from the follicle. This causes most blood spots in eggs. After the yolk is released from the follicle, it is kept intact by the vitelline membrane surrounding it. The release of the yolk from the ovary is called "ovulation."
     
  4. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture if it happens again - I usually see blood spots from time to time, but not long thin lines
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not the beginnings of a baby chick!
     
  6. Aussiedrew

    Aussiedrew New Egg

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    Hi all, thank you for your replies. Its good to hear some feedback. It seems that the problem has cleared up. A few eggs have a small blood dot but this is normal and nothing compared to what I was seeing. If it happens again I will take a photo and put it on the post.
    Thanks again for your help.
     
  7. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cracked one of ours not too long ago, and it was really bloody inside. I just tossed it. But I've ready that it happensfrom time to time, so no biggie. But it did look yucky! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2010
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good reason the habitually crack eggs into a cup and not into the cake batter--not that the blood would hurt you. This happens to all chickens and their eggs from time to time--production farms electronically scan to prevent their customers from getting a bloody egg but we backyard guys don't so it is more likely to show up in our eggs. No biggie.
     
  9. Lopez6361

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    Hen laid egg today super large and cracked it open and blood all inside it! I can not tell who is laying it! Is this super large problem? What do I need to do?
     
  10. Lopez6361

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    I have tried posting pictures with no success
     

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