bloody spots on yoke

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hwolters, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. hwolters

    hwolters Hatching

    Mar 15, 2007
    What might be the cause of blood spots on yokes? Is it ok to just remove them and eat the egg? harry in SE Arizona
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Blood spots in eggs are just due to a minor (tiny) vessel break in the ovaduct system while the egg is being formed. On rare occasions there will be a larger amount of blood. You never see it in commercial eggs because they candle all the eggs and throw out any eggs that have abnormalities or imperfections.

    Yes, you can just remove the spot (or not) and eat the egg. It is perfectly safe.

    A blood spot does NOT mean that the egg is fertile.


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