brown scab in egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tabinal, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. tabinal

    tabinal In the Brooder

    Feb 7, 2016
    We have been finding these in our fresh egg whites and my son thinks it's a fetus. I told him no.. but what is it? This is in a egg layed yesterday

  2. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Songster

    Mar 17, 2016
    The Coal State
    That would be a meat spot... it's not dangerous to eat, just pick it out. i just mix it into my eggs ;)
  3. tabinal

    tabinal In the Brooder

    Feb 7, 2016
    Thanks. That sounds pretty gross..
  4. How old are your hens?
    Do not worry about it. It happens. Give them more cool water during the day. Water is # 1 in egg laying.
    That is right though, pick it out or just scramble that egg and feed back too your hens. also a trick I use is keeping all my egg shells and rinse them out and dry them, feed the crushed shells back too my hens. I never have that blood spot or crud in my eggs.
    Hope that helped?
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Amount and/or temperature of water given has nothing to do with meat/blood spots in eggs.
    It's caused by a small piece of tissue breaking off or a tiny blood vessel breaking when the ova is released.
    Happens normally on occasion, but if constant could be an infection or a genetic malfunction/deformity in a particular hen.

    It's mentioned in this awesome video:
    Egg Formation Video

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