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Blood spot in egg

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

  1. THunter

    THunter Songster

    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 Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    Springfield, GA
    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 Songster

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

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