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blood spot in egg

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

  1. motherhen

    motherhen In the Brooder

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    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

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    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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