Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by coosagirl, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. coosagirl

    coosagirl New Egg

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    Lately I have been seeing a little spot or two of blood in my chickens eggs, is this something to be worried about? I take very good care of my girls I would hate for anything to be wrong, I lost one a year ago....thanks
     
  2. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey coosagirl I found a link to help you...
    http://www.georgiaeggs.org/pages/bloodspots.html

    Your eggs have the blood spot because it is fresh and safe to eat. It does not indicate that the egg is fertile.

    I hope this helps and that your problem is solved! Have a great night and I hope you and your flock are doing well!
    Justin
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
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  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    We see blood in our eggs once in a while..it's ok! :)
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there :frow

    Nothing to worry about with these blood spots. As the yolk is released a part of the lining can some times come away with it and then become encased as the egg is formed. Here is a great article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    I'm sure you will find it most helpful :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Occasionally when a yolk gets released at the start of the egg formation process, a tiny blood vessel get ruptured where the yolk formed and some of this blood ends up on the yolk or in the albumen (white). I wouldn't worry about it, unless it's a frequent occurrence in your flock. The article Yorkshire Coop linked for you above goes into more detail on the causes etc.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  10. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join the flock.
     

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