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Is this a fertilized egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BiggBen, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. BiggBen

    BiggBen In the Brooder

    May 4, 2014
    I keep finding these brownish red vein looking things on the yolks of my eggs. Back story, I have 5 chickens but only have ever received 4 eggs in a day.[​IMG]

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Often you'll see these reddish/ brown bits in eggs, especially in young chickens. No, it is not a forming chick.They are fine to eat. This photo may help:

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    Last edited: Dec 19, 2014

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