Blood Spots In Eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GrannyGoose, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. GrannyGoose

    GrannyGoose Hatching

    Oct 2, 2009
    2 years old, one, a Rhode Island Red and the other a Red star sex link.

    Symptoms: loose stools black and white spots in it, RI irregular in laying and blood spots in
    eggs and then eating them. Red Star molting and not laying.

    Diet: Laying pellets, sunflower seeds, cracked corn, salad greens, bread,
    oyster shells, grit.

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Not sure.. Blood spots in eggs are common but the other things you described are most assuredly not.. Hopefully someone with more knowledge can help..
  3. Coupla things that might answer your questions........Pop

    The Chicken Keepers Guide To Poo;

    Thank You Aunt Sally

    Blood spots;

    The yolk is formed in the follicular sac by the deposition of continuous layers of yolk material. Ninety-nine percent of the yolk material is formed within the 7-9 days before the laying of the egg. When the yolk matures, the follicular sac ruptures or splits along a line with few, of any, blood vessels. If any blood vessels cross the stigma, a small drop of blood may be deposited on the yolk as it is released from the follicle. This causes most blood spots in eggs. After the yolk is released from the follicle, it is kept intact by the vitelline membrane surrounding it. The release of the yolk from the ovary is called "ovulation."

    Edited for one more thing. The blood spots are fine to eat. Egg farms candle out the spotted ones and sell them to food manufacurers. If you eat chicken with a little blood in it, it`s the same thing.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2010

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