blood spot in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by motherhen, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. motherhen

    motherhen In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2007
    Halifax, NS
    I just want to make sure my chickens are okay and that its alright to eat the eggs. I have found tiny little blood spots inside the egg located close to the yoke. Is this normal? It doesn't happen on all eggs just a few. Is this because my hens often lay eggs with double yokes?
    Help, thanks.
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    I'm no expert, but according to my sources, the blood spot is caused by a rupture blood vessel during egg formation in the hen. It's not Kosher, but if you want you can eat it or take it out.
    Hope that helps.

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