Blood Spot in eggs!!( VENT) What really is a blood spot?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ericasl, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok this is a small vent on my part. My dh takes or eggs to work and sells them. Anywhere from 5-10 doz a week, well today one of the guys that buys them told him he had 4 out of 12 eggs with blood spots in them. I have only ever seen one blood spot in one of my eggs and that was months ago. My dh also went and asked the others that buy eggs from us if they have ever had blood spots and they all said no never.

    This one guy was just makeing a big deal about it. My dh gave him another doz for free, to shut him up. It just rubbed me wrong. So what is a blood spot really from?? My hens eat 20% layer crumbles, BOSS, table scrapes now and then and they have a acre to free range. I also have no roo.

    So do you think this guy really got 4 eggs with blood spots?? [​IMG]
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great question! I would also like to know the answer to this one.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but blood spots happen when a capillary (small vein) bursts during the egg making process. The "spot" of blood gets trapped in the egg. You can always candle the eggs you sell if you want to avoid the problem. Personally I think the guy was making a big deal out of nothing. It's not like it's a terrible thing, the eggs are still edible.

    If you do start getting a lot in your eggs it's usually a sign of stress.

    Edited to add, I'd be ragging on him for having such a weak stomach. [​IMG]
     
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  4. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any roosters, or guineas that could've mated with the birds, and they was fertilized?
     
  5. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No rooster no male of any kind, just my two goats but they are wethers.[​IMG] and I just cooked 2 doz eggs and not one blood spot!! I think the guy in full of it!
     
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  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Probably just full of it like you said. [​IMG] My friend's idiot boyfriend refuses to eat the yolk and makes her seperate it out from the whites when she cooks breakfast and she has to be certain to get that little white thing because he believes it is the sperm from the rooster. They are commercial eggs... no roo involved [​IMG]
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Even if the eggs were fertile it would not cause a blood spot.

    the odds that this guy got 4 blood spots in 12 eggs while the other guy you sold to got none are astronomical, though it is more likely he got 1 blood spot.

    Personally I'd replace the 4 "bad" ones for him this one time, if he complains again I wouldn't sell him eggs.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Could have a hen who habitually lays blood spots... but for him to complain is a bit picky. I'm sure I've sold eggs with blood spots but who I sell to know they are fresh eggs and so haven't been candled for anything more than cracked shells. Nothing wrong with a blood spot. I'd ditch them as a customer if there are too many complaints.
     
  9. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. GreggsEggs

    GreggsEggs Cooped Up

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    I have had my 25 hens for two years now. In that time they have laid year round and i get 1 -2 dozen eggs a day. I am not going to do the math but that is a lot of eggs. Out of all of those eggs, I have only seen maybe 8-10 blood spots. So 4 in one carton is very unlikely.

    I would cut him off as a customer if he complains anymore, and let him pay $3-4 for a dozen of nasty month old store bought eggs. Its not worth the DRAIN BAMAGE!
     

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