Blood spot in eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mikozark, May 5, 2017.

  1. mikozark

    mikozark New Egg

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    I was told if I had a rooster that I would have blood spots in all my eggs and they would not be edible.
    Can anyone tell me if this is true?
    I do not recall seeing blood in my eggs as a child. And we definitely had a rooster as we regularly marked eggs for hatching and we seemed to always have several baby chicks around most of the summer.
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hi Mikozark, welcome to BYC. What I've found is that blood spots depend on the hen - some have eggs that have them, most don't. They seem to be more common in Marans.

    I have a dozen hens and a rooster, and only one hen lays eggs with blood spots. You can still eat them, just pull it out with a spoon if it bothers you.
     

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