Blood spots & brown spots.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by christa7032, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. christa7032

    christa7032 In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2009
    I get quite a few eggs with either blood spots in them or brown spots near the yolk that almost look like dirt has gotten into them. Is this normal? a sign of something? I usually throw them out but I would like to prevent them if it means there is something wrong with my girls. Are they safe to eat? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. chicknduck

    chicknduck Songster

    May 21, 2010
    Bump, I am curious about this to.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    They're fine to eat. The brown spots are bits of lining of the reproductive tract aka "meat spots", and blood spots are not uncommon, either. They may be a bit unappetizing, so you can remove them before cooking, but neither will hurt you or make you sick.
    edited to correct typo
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010

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