little red dots in eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coltssuperbowl83, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Is that normal? There were to little red seed looking things in the egg white. Was it just a fertilized egg?

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member 8 Years

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    It's normal and more common than you'd think. They're called "meat spots" and are just a glitch in the production system. It has nothing to do with whether or not the egg is fertilized. You don't see them in your store bought eggs because those are candles before they are sent to you grocery store. The imperfect ones don't make it to the market. You can use them as is, or you can scoop out the red spot if it bothers you and then use the egg.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Yep, called 'meat spots' or 'blood spots' actually is blood, that comes from a tiny broken blood vessel when the ova is released...can also be a tiny bit of tissue that breaks off during same release.

    Mentioned in this very informative video.
    Egg Formation Video
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016
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