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

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    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. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  7. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:[​IMG] True!!!!

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