Blood spots

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

  1. cutter

    cutter Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chicken Obsessed 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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