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little brown spots on egg yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boykin2010, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning i found out after i cracked open a couple of my eggs, that there was little brown spots in the yolk of the egg. What is this? Is it safe to eat? Could it possibly be something that a pullet laid. I have 2 pullets that are just starting to lay. I also dont have a rooster just 10 hens.
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I do believe they are called 'meat' spots. I think it is when the yolk is released from the follicle, some of it breaks off and follows the yolk down the fallopian tube (infundibulum) and gets the rest of the egg put around it. It is safe and she is alright, it will come and go. I expected it to stop as my hens aged, but now that they are starting up again after the winter slow down, I am seeing more of it.
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you.
     
  4. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens do that too and it does look kind of unappetizing. i crack them in a bowl first to see if they have them and some of them do and some of them dont. i give the ones that do have meatspots back to the chickens to eat:) they love it
     
  5. rowdy726

    rowdy726 New Egg

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    They love eating eggs... But i try not feeding them to the chickens There is nothing worse than a hen who breaks eggs to eat them. Then the nest is a mess as well as if there are anymore eggs in the nest
     
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