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meat spots from pullet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jhitson, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. jhitson

    jhitson Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2011

    I am getting some eggs lately with "meat spots" in the egg white. The hens I have are all supposed to be from this years spring hatch.
    Everything I have read suggests that this would be more common in older hens. Any thoughts? Could this be from a hen just starting to lay?
    I have had two or three of these in the last week or two. I think I have a Black Australorp that has just started to lay and these may be her first eggs. They could also belong to a Black Sex Link hen who could be a little older but is supposed to be around 7 months old.

    Are these eggs safe to eat and could they suggest any disease?

  2. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    NE Wisconsin
    I have all pullets raised em myself this year, had a batch in March, and May all are now laying and sometimes I get 1 or 2 of those, so I don't think it's just older hens.
    Not aware of diseases related to this, and I eat mine, I just pick it out, or if I can't I scramble em up for the chickens.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  3. jhitson

    jhitson Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2011
    I have had some type of respiratory thing being passed through my flock. I didn't know if that could be related to this.
    There have never been more than one of these a day so I believe they are coming from one hen. Maybe her body is just getting use to laying and it will go away. That is what I am hoping for.
  4. Yonaton

    Yonaton Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2007
    West TN
    I've no idea what the 'spots' that are sometimes in eggs are from, but I *can* say, from my own experience, that every one of those eggs tasted just fine and unless a few of them are some kind of slow-acting poison or something (as in taking 25+ years!), I wouldn't worry about it.
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009

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