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Blood spot in egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by THunter, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a question. I've raised chickens for years and never noticed this before. What would cause a small bllod spot in an egg white? These are from a flock with no roosters. The eggs are from 2-year-old hens. Doesn't happen often, maybe one in 50.
     
  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is totally normal. When the albumen and the membrane are forming sometimes a small blood vessel can break in the hen which will cause a blood spot. It is completely normal. When you cook the egg the blood will normally disappear as the albumen turns white. It is really unnoticeable. I cook and eat eggs with blood spots. No worries.
     
  3. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Figured it was something like that. Doesn't bother me, I just scramble them. Scared it might bother a customer or two is all.
     
  4. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It dosen't bother me either. I eat chicken meat so I think of it as a little extra protein from my hen.
     
  5. THunter

    THunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    By the way, epeloquin, love your signature line!!
     

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