Is this a meat spot? *pic*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fuzzy_Hat_Farm, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Fuzzy_Hat_Farm

    Fuzzy_Hat_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming that's what it is. This was floating freely in the white of one of the first eggs laid by our pullets. There was also a small blood spot in the chalazae. I just want to get familiar with the stuff you don't usually see from store eggs so I know what's really normal in a good home-grown egg! [​IMG] (also what to look for if there are any problems)

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  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. NashChic

    NashChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is is soft/smushy or firm/rigid?
     
  4. Fuzzy_Hat_Farm

    Fuzzy_Hat_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooo, sorry, I should've added details [​IMG] It is somewhat firm but pliable and the darker material seems to be 'around' the whitish material inside. It appeared to me to be like a 'dried' blood around a firm cream-color capsule.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's a meat/blood spot. Generally, I end up calling anything kind of squishy in the egg, or with a bit of blood a meat spot.
     
  6. Fuzzy_Hat_Farm

    Fuzzy_Hat_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Just needed some reassurance! [​IMG]
     

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