I am not sure if this is a myth or not. ...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happyhens44, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

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    Lately I have been getting a few blood spots in my eggs, my mom says it's because of my rooster, but I don't know to believe it, is it true?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No, it's not from the rooster. They can happen in hen only flocks.
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    That's not true. The only thing you'll have in the egg from a rooster is a bullseye!! Not exactly sure what could be causing that. Hope you find out!!
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Haha ok thank you I'll have to tell my mom to " take it from then chicken professionals " [​IMG]
     
  5. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I had blood spots in a very few of the eggs when my hens first started laying. It's something that happens when their reproductive systems are still working out the kinks.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  7. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I occasionally get a blood spot- and have had my girls from chicks with never a rooster in sight. MYTH!
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Fiction not fact. Commercial egg production facilities candle for egg spots before selling eggs and most do not run roosters with their flocks. Egg spots are the result of tissue pieces sloughing off in the reproductive tract during the egg formation process.
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:[​IMG] True!!!!
     

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