bloody egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by soccerguy17, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. soccerguy17

    soccerguy17 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2007
    yesterday i collected eggs and i had to many so i went to cook some up for the chickens and one of the eggs was red all on the inside the white was like blood the yolk was orange and there were two large penny sized chunks of something dark red. :eek: any idea on what caused this i have a hunch one of my seven year old hens laid this, is it true when hens get older there eggs can be a bit off?
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    You mentioned no roo, so I guess fertile egg is not possible? I can't help you otherwise....sorry.
  3. Joy1

    Joy1 Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    I have had the same from a two year old pekin, blood inside the egg. I have no roos! Any ideas please.
  4. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    Someone at BYC posted a link to a site that explains how eggs are formed, and how blood spots and "meat" spots get into them. It has nothing to do with fertilization (which was what I always thought), but rather to do with the chicken forming the egg. I wish I had that link for you!
  5. Red

    Red Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Whenever we've had blood spots in our eggs they've just been tiny red dots in the egg...not totally blood like that. Not sure if we've just had small ones or what though...

    I think they're caused by the rupture of a blood vessel whilst the egg is being made...? [​IMG]

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