red dots in eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fleedo, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. fleedo

    fleedo Out Of The Brooder

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    today i had an egg that had a small blood/red dot (it was red and i think it was blood) i removed the dot and cooked it and ate it but it tasted funny. the egg came from a silkie and they are all healthy and the egg was fresh.

    i would just like to know why if anyone has an idea of why please tell me thanks

    i have been worried about eating any more eggs [​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You might want to check out “blood spots” in this just so you know it is not all that uncommon. Big commercial operations electronically candle their eggs looking for things like this. They don’t want their customers getting surprises like that. The rejected eggs are commonly sold to bakeries or places that break the eggs and scramble them so the spots can’t be seen. They are safe to eat.

    Egg Quality Handbook
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/

    What normally happens to cause blood spots is a small blood vessel breaks in the area where the yolk is starting its journey through the hen’s internal egg making factory. Some blood tags along with the yolk and gets encased in the egg. I’ll admit there is a YUK! factor but they are safe to eat. If they are small I usually don’t take them out, just scramble the egg. But I can certainly understand if someone is put off by them. I think it is always a good idea to break one of our eggs in a separate bowl before we mix them with anything since our eggs have not been candled. You could get something worse.
     
  3. acro1010

    acro1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree it is a blood spot. They can be sold as grade b eggs. If you want take out the spot, or eat it. It is safe either way.
     
  4. fleedo

    fleedo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everone
     

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