Eggs with blood in them

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adorable, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems with just the white eggs ,there is blood inside of them. There was one egg that it really gross me out. THe blood that was in that was way to much. It was a size of a dime in it. I have no rooster and i collect eggs every 3 hours.Other eggs there is like 3 blood dots in them. I dont use them at all....Is there any way of stopping this from happening?
     
  2. countryboy1

    countryboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    How high are your laying boxes that is probably the cause if they're 1 -2 feet off the ground you should be good. Maybe 3 but just to be safe i put mine 2 ft. off the ground.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Blood spots and meat spots have nothing to do with whether there is a rooster in the flock or not. The reason you rarely see them in store bought eggs is that store bought eggs are candled before packaging. Those showing blood or meat spots are seperated and sold for use in other products where it doesn't matter; i.e., dog food, etc.
    Here's a link that may help you track down the cause of the blood spots and things you can do that may help:

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/28/blood-spots
     

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