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Can cold weather cause small red spots on egg yoke

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Redbird 123, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Redbird 123

    Redbird 123 New Egg

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    I have 20 sexlinks that are one year old and my eggs are getting spots on the yokes. My hens are laying 18=20 eggs every day. Could the stress from the cold and egg production cause this. Thank you Dale
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Small red spots on the yolk - blood spots - are caused by tiny bits of tissue breaking off or small blood vessels breaking in the reproductive tract during the passage of eggs. They are nontoxic and the eggs are completely safe to eat. They are not caused by cold weather.
     
  3. Redbird 123

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    How long will this last. Egg sales are dropping off because of these spots. Is this more common with brown eggs. thank you
     
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  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Happens from time to time even in store bought eggs nothing that will harm you (unless you are squeamish and have a weak stomach). Frozen eggs can sometimes make the yolk a cheesy like consistency. My wife uses them for cooking.
     
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