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brown spots in eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmer_Jim, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. farmer_Jim

    farmer_Jim Hatching

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    hi I’m new to the site I sell eggs and one old lady said 1 out of every 3 eggs has small brown spots the eggs are coming out of 2 year old hens she thinks there sick anyone have any ideas she says the spots aren’t blood spots
     
  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    i get that too sometimes, its nothing really. nothing to worry about. wont harm you and i dont think it means that the chicken are sick.. its a natural thing i think
     
  3. A.J.'s

    A.J.'s Songster

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    funy since this has popped up at byc, Ive had several spots to show up in my pullets eggs. I examined one closely and found it to be a small clot.
    sounds gross, yes it does, but as with tiny specks of blood I just use em anyway.
    One boiled egg had several clot specks on its surface. It was indeed unusual. I cut them away with a small knife. No harm done.
    I dont think IVe ever seen this until it was mentioned on this site now its almost a norm. a.j.s
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    My two black australorps lay eggs that have brown spots on them too.It started about two weeks ago,but the hens appear to be as happy as can be:)
    I still eat the eggs and haven't got sick yet
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    The spots are I think are called meat spots. Perfectly ok to eat. I get them too every once in awhile. I have seen some other posts on other threads addressing this.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  6. miron28

    miron28 Songster

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    Mine have been doing this ever since i got a rooster.. i just use a spoon an take the little dot out. i thought it was a little chicky starting.
     
  7. farmer_Jim

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    thanks for all your help i wasn’t worried I just wanted something to show her to make her feel better
     

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