Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkieluvr, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Hi everyone,

    I am baking some cookies and just cracked an egg into the batter and it has a small red blood spot in it, it is lighter red on the outside with a dark red spot in the middle. What does this mean and is it okay to still use the egg for baking?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It's OK to use in the baking - just scoop out the blood spot if you want to, but after it's mixed in it will be a non issue, I'd think.

    It's normal for eggs to have a blood spot occasionally - it's just where a bit of blood was encased in the egg as it passed down through the reproductive tract.

    Doesn't hurt the egg, etc - more of a cosmetic thing.
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    When I worked in a restaurant years ago, we would occasionally have blood spots in an egg, we were told to throw those away but not because they could cause harm. They just weren't visually appealing.
  4. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Tip: ALWAYS crack eggs in a separate bowl from your batter, etc. Out of all the years my mother has been cooking, she found one wrotten egg, and it was store bought!
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2007
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Those are okay to eat...if you don't want to, cook it up for the birds.
  6. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    Our African Greys love scrambled eggs [​IMG]
  7. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    If you eat meat, it has blood in it.
    It just looks unappealing in an egg white.
    Part of the enjoyment of eating is in the appearance.
    If it puts you off, cook it up and feed it to another pet.

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