blood spots in eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DrakeJake, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. DrakeJake

    DrakeJake Out Of The Brooder

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    just what causes blood spots in chicken eggs.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Broken blood vessels or sloughed tissue in the hen's reproductive tract as eggs are being formed get deposited in the developing egg.
     
  3. DrakeJake

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    Thank you...Is this something that occurs in that chicken all the time, is it a bad thing or just a thing.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm really not sure, but my guess would be that some hens (a very few) might have ongoing problems but that usually it is an occasional "assembly line glitch."
     

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