Blood spots in first eggs common

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shellcracker, May 14, 2009.

  1. shellcracker

    shellcracker Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just started picking up a few eggs from my RIR, They are just 19 weeks old. Most of the eggs have a little spot on them and some have blood in them. Is there any thing I can do or is this common among young pullets.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Lots of uncommon things are common during those first few weeks of laying. Actually, meat/blood spots aren't all that uncommon at any time.

    Think of it as a sign of freshness since the spot will probably disappear into the yolk if the egg is very old. Fish it out with the point of a knife if it bothers you to use that egg otherwise.

    Steve
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with digitS'. I just eat them.
     

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