Blood spots

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cutter, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. cutter

    cutter In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2010
    Can anyone tell why u get blood spots in some egg yokes and what to do about it.
  2. CarolAnn

    CarolAnn Chirping

    Aug 23, 2010
    I cracked several eggs for a scramble yesterday and one had blood in it that ran in the white. Not just the spec I've seen before. I just used a spoon to get that part out. I just figured it had to do with having roosters in my flock. But this is all new to me so what do I know. lol Someone smarter will be along any minute.
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It has nothing to do with roosters. It is a problem or mistake or defect, whatever you want to call it, in the egg laying machinery in the hen. It happens to many hens once in a while. It will do you no harm to eat it, blood and all.

    In my flock, I've seen it a few times in about 3 years; have not seen it in months.

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