egg blood spots

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reggiejr, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. reggiejr

    reggiejr Out Of The Brooder

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    Lately ive had a few eggs with a blood spot on the yoke.
    Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
    my mixed flock seems to be in good health is this common.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    When I googled this awhile back, what I found was that this happens with fertilized and non-fertilized eggs, and it is normal. There is nothing that can be done. I think I read one BYC'er say if I remember correctly that she thought it happened more with certain hens in her flock.

    You might do a BYC search too to get more info.

    I have seen blood spots in my eggs on occasion. I simply remove them before I cook the egg or whip the batter.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal as far as I know, and the reason you don't see them in store bought eggs is because they have a candling machine that removes eggs with "issues" that make them not perfect. So we go along never seeing it until we get chickens and we learn all about what's normal and what isn't.
     
  5. reggiejr

    reggiejr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup you'll see lots of things in eggs from your backyard flock that won't come in the carton from the store. Those culled out eggs go to bakeries BTW so they get used in either cake mixes or baked goods. What you don't see won't keep you from eating them.
     
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just scramble them up and eat them. [​IMG]
     

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