red in yolk..??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rudays chickens, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. rudays chickens

    rudays chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2009
    Okay yesterday I cracked open one of my eggs that I Had in the fridge and in the yolk there was some brown thing like some kind of string and a couple dots of brown
    made me think of old blood so I put it off to the side and didnt eat it.
    Now today I got out fresh eggs from the coop and cracked open each egg and now that the egg never made it to the fridge one of the eggs had bright colored blood in the yolk just a small bit of it.I have never had this happen before so I dont know what it is of course I am thinking the worst but why would there be blood in the egg in the yolk??
    It looks like blood so I am guessing it is blood.
  2. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:It is blood, just means the egg got warm as some point and started to develop.
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Meat spots and blood spotting occurs once in a while. It just means that a small blood vessel ruptured somewhere in the hen along the egg making path. It is nothing to worry about.

    Most folks just pick out a meat spot and eat the rest of the egg. One of the eggs I ate this morning had a little blood. I just mixed it in and cooked. I know which bantam hen laid the egg and actually ate both of her's that I had. The second was normal.

  4. rudays chickens

    rudays chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2009
    so is it a bad thing and we shouldnt eat them I mean could it possible in any way be anything else cause the egg didnt look fertle and the roosters are bantam and young and the hens are big girls and I dont belive they are letting them get near them yet so how exactly did they start to develop
    sorry if its is a dumb question but the bantams are still new to flock to so the hens still run the roost.
  5. staceyl

    staceyl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2009
    I pick the spot out and eat mine anyway.
    Not ever sure you need to pick the spot out.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It did not necessarily start to develop. Blood spots/streaks in eggs just mean that a blood vessel burst somewhere along the way and was contained inside the egg.
  7. petrelline

    petrelline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2009
    Los Gatos, CA
    I get blood spots in my eggs once in a while and they're not fertile (no roo). I just pick them out, or if they're tiny, leave them in and eat them. No big deal.

    But the other day my husband cracked an egg for breakfast and a big portion of the white was bloody and I mean bloody. It freaked him out something fierce and the egg got tossed. Eeek.
  8. rudays chickens

    rudays chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2009
    Thanks guys [​IMG]

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