Does a Blood Spot only mean one thing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FuzzyButtz, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. FuzzyButtz

    FuzzyButtz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could one of my 'she's' really be a "he"? I always was under the impression a blood spot in the egg signified a fertile egg.. i'm new to this and really hoping they're all ladies!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Blood spots have nothing whatsoever to do with fertile eggs.
     
  3. FuzzyButtz

    FuzzyButtz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well then.. this is news to me! What do they mean then?
     
  4. apteryx

    apteryx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blood spots are just that - blood spots. They are caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface during formation of the egg or by a similar accident in the wall of the oviduct.
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a small part of the ovaduct lining as the egg is forming that got in there. It's normal and you can eat it or pick it out.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

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  7. farmchickutah

    farmchickutah Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the link to redwicket.com . Some great information there!
     
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