Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HeatherTheMommy, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im totally new to chickens and some of my hens just began to lay. Is this normal? I found a blood spot in the yolk of one. We had a rooster but rehomed him about a month ago. Is this a ferrilized egg????[​IMG]
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    A blood spot isn't a fertile egg. It is just when a blood vessel ruptures in the infundibulum or magnum of the reproductive tract. It happens from time to time.

    A sign of a fertile egg is when the little white dot on the yolk (blastodisc) becomes a halo (blastoderm)
    http://www.edencsd.org/Page/1496

    You don't see blood spots in store eggs any more because the automated sorting candles and rejects them.
     
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    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive read that continous lighting can cause it? I do have a red light in my coop at night that comes on at 7pm. If i dont put it on they dont go into the coop. Should i turn it off once everyone is in the coop?
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I never heard that but continuous light is a problem. They need a light/dark cycle just like all animals. Yes, turn the light off once they're inside. After a few days they should go in without a light.
     

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