Help! What is wrong with my eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Toast, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Toast

    Toast Out Of The Brooder

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    Lately my whites have been more watery and today I discovered this tiny but somewhat firm red thing (in at least two eggs). It was about the size of a raspberry seed. I smashed it between my fingers and that is what the picture is.

    What is that thing??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a meat spot, a piece of tissue. Happens sometimes. Watery whites can happen when they are molting or if they have had a bout with Infectious Brochitiis or a few other reasons.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a meat spot. I have noticed new layers or lots older hen have more spots in there eggs.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  4. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum! You don't have to add in beef to make a meat and cheese omlet! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL omlet....
     
  6. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is a meat spot and what causes them?

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  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blood or meat spots are occasionally found on an egg yolk and are merely an error on the part of the hen. They’re caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface when it’s being formed or by a similar accident in the wall of the oviduct.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    They are nothing to worry about.
     
  9. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they safe to eat?
     

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