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Blood spots in eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Frecky45, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Frecky45

    Frecky45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All. My question is about the blood spots you sometimes get in eggs. I have 3 Black Sexlinks about 6 1/2 mouths old. They started laying about 2 months back. I feed them organic layer pellets, a couple hand fully of scratch and fresh kitchen scraps(veggies and meat scraps, pasta, rice). Some times meal worms. They do not free range. I consistently collect 3 nice sized eggs every day. I do not have a roo 1) because i live in city limits 2) because i do not want fertile eggs with blood spots in them. Picky, I know! My issue is that many of them DO have blood spots in them anyway. Sometimes just a small spot near the yolk, sometimes larger spots floating freely in the white. Is this normal? I really am not fond of it and have to pre-screen every egg before using it and removing the spots. Some people don't want to use my eggs for this reason. Any comments or ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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  3. The reason you don't see blood spots in store eggs is becaus they candle them, and pull out the ones with irregularities.
     
  4. Frecky45

    Frecky45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some older posts that I found said the spots would be absorbed after a few days. So if I leave my eggs on the counter for a week or so the spots should be gone? I typically put them directly into the fridge.
     

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