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Meat spots in many eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sarah86, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Sarah86

    Sarah86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I was looking for a little more info on meat spots.I know theyre ok to eat and what they are. I cannot find what causes them other then being an older layer.

    My chickens are just over a year old and we have been getting meat spots for most of the time they have layed. We have 5 laying right now and out of 5 eggs/day there is probably 3 eggs with meat spots in them.

    Thanks so much!!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can you pin point who is laying them?
    What breeds do you have?
    Are the spots bigger or tiny?...pics might help.

    More info on your flock,
    number/ages, coop/run sizes (feet by feet), what and how exactly you are feeding,
    all might help offer a clue.
     
  3. Sarah86

    Sarah86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I cannot pinpoint who is laying them. we have 5 isa browns in our coop. The coop itself is 12ft by 6 ft. It is a horse stall. We dont have horses just the chickens in there.
    I feed them layer ratio from Co-Op or UFA. (The tag is not on the bag anymore but I believe its 17%)
    The girls are just over 1 year old. The meat spots range in size but mostly smaller pieces but many of them.
    I cooked eggs this morning and didnt see any. But I will add some when I get an egg with them.
    Thanks so much for the help!
     
  4. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meat spots are caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface when it’s being formed or by a similar accident in the wall of the oviduct… Eggs with blood spots and meat spots are fit to eat.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It could be because they are high production birds that they are more likely to have meat spots.....they can have more reproductive issues than less productive birds.

    Yep..exactly.
     
  6. Sarah86

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    Thanks so much! I knew they are ok to eat . (company doesnt like them though) Makes sense theyre pushing out an egg a day so it must be tough on their little bodies.
     

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