Blood spot in eggs

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

  1. mikozark

    mikozark New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    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

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    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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