Egg help please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksooner, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. chicksooner

    chicksooner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of my girls have started laying. I was going to cook some up for little guy this morning but noticed blood spots. Not really sure if it is blood or bacteria. A couple of the eggs have been pretty dirty since they are just laying where ever. I have washed them before cracking. Here is a pic. The spots are on the ends where the white "string" hold the yolk.

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is an egg anatomy. Those white things are called Chalazae :)

    You can cook them up with blood spots, but most just remove them. Doesn't signify anything harmful.
     
  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get small blood spots in our eggs once in a while too. Sometimes I take them out, other times I've already cracked it into a cake or pan and its impossible to dig out, soooo I just don't tell the family and continue cooking lol! None of us ever noticed a different taste or have gotten sick.
    ETA Dried blood is very dark, almost black, and fresh blood is a brighter red.
     
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  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This happens sometimes. I just eat them as is. There is no harm. I warn my friends they might be there when I give out eggs.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I have also heard that the more fresh they are - the more chances of seeing these 'blood spots'. They fade over time apparently. Which is probably why you never see them with store bought eggs.

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  6. chicksooner

    chicksooner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I figured it was natural but wanted a second opinion. [​IMG]
     

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