IS there a way to fix blood spots?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cutlass1972, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. cutlass1972

    cutlass1972 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    A lot of our egg buyers keep Kosher, so they will not eat an egg with a blood spot. Is there a way to prevent getting blood spots in our eggs? I have read that applying a little fish oil and vitamin A to some mash can clear this up? Can anyone speak from experience in this arena?
  2. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chirping

    Blood spots may be triggered by too little vitamin A in a hen's diet, or they may be hereditary. Try adding a small amount of codliver oil to their food. If you give them treats, the following also contain vitamin A.

    Sweet potatoes
    Butter nut squash
  3. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Songster

    Oct 4, 2008
    Olive Branch MS
    I've always known this "blood spot" as part of the laying system. As the egg gets older, the spot fades. It is not a baby chick. I could be wrong, but that is what I've always known.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: