I don't have any roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ksmith, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

    211
    0
    101
    May 24, 2010
    Nor Cal
    I cracked an egg open this morning, and it had a red dot on the yolk part. Doesnt that mean the egg is fertilized? But I don't have any roosters, can you help me out?
    Thank you!!
    [​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    25,007
    69
    388
    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    blood spot-no roo needed not fertile-normal:)
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,511
    10
    181
    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    that's something often called a 'meat spot' or blood spot of course. If you saw the eggs that don't get to the supermarket, you'd see plenty of them. any eggs other than grade A have those frequently, they're perfectly normal and it's only a cosmetic thing. Those eggs are sold to baking companies etc and they use those eggs, not a thing wrong with them. You eat them all the time in bakery and other pre-packaged things.

    look here https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008 to see how to tell if an egg is fertile, though without a rooster ummmmm, yeah. I wouldn't worry if I were you. Heh, actually I wouldn't worry anyway since I do usually keep roosters.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by