Blood spots in eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rughooker, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. rughooker

    rughooker Songster

    I have been selling big brown eggs for a couple of years. I have about 20 hens,but only 12 lay. I also have 4 roosters. Sometimes I notice blood inside the egg, so I know they are fertilized. Do you think that the people who buy my eggs get grossed out [​IMG] if they come across these little bloody spots? Nobody has said anything yet. What should I tell them if they do ask? rughooker [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    the blood spots have nothing to do with being fertilized it has to do with a blood vessel that breaks during the egg laying process I am pretty sure I read that on here/
  3. rughooker

    rughooker Songster

    Thanks for the quick response! What do you think I should tell the people that find them, that they can trade it in for another one?[​IMG] rughooker
  4. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    Tell them the truth - it is perfectly normal and not in any way a bad egg. It doesn't worry me, but if I am making cakes or sauces with my eggs, I do use a teaspoon and take it out.

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