Opened the egg and we found this!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by funonahonda, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    We found this little blood spot, What could it be??
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That's normal. We get them every once in a while. Pick it out or mix it up. No harm will come to ye!
  3. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's just that...a blood spot.
    It happens from time to time...but really, not often.
    It's a problem some hens/pullets experience but normally clears itself up.
    Oh and as gross as it may look and mentally disgusting....they won't kill you if you eat the egg. I'm living proof!
  4. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    They usually aren't something to worry about and are usually caused by a little bit of blood being released along with the yolk. Most store bought eggs don't have them as they are detected during candling. And it is a really low percent of backyard flocks that do occassional have a blood spot. (I think it was less than 1%, but I read it quite a while ago.)

    One vitamin deficency can cause them, I'm thinking vitamin A. If it is a continuing problem you could look into that cause.
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    I've read on the American Egg Board site that, altho' eggs are candled to try to find and remove eggs with blood spots, "As an egg ages, water moves from the albumen into the yolk, diluting the blood spot. Thus, a visible blood spot actually indicates a fresh egg. Such eggs are suitable for consumption."

    So, the eggs are fresh and the blood spot disappears as they age . . .

  6. oldchickenman

    oldchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2008
    Parsonsburg Md.
    we eat them all the time just mix them up.
  7. I read that in Europe its acceptable to have the bloodspots...fresh egg. I also read that on the upper East coast brown eggs are more popular than white, is this correct?
  8. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    yes most people here only buy white eggs for dyeing at Easter.
    I remember a commercial when I was a kid
    that went like this
    brown eggs are local eggs

    and local eggs are fresh
  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Everyone thinks only brown eggs are country eggs.
  10. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    It's because all the commercial producers use leghorns and they lay white

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