IS there a way to fix blood spots?

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

  1. cutlass1972

    cutlass1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
    Canteloupe
    Spinach
    Carrots
    Butter nut squash


    http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/
     
  3. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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