Red spot and cloudy areas in egg.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by remist17, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. remist17

    remist17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get some eggs with a redish spot and cloudy parts. Hens are three years old. I have no roosters that I know of. There is one I question. Suggestions?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Probably just normal variations; I would still eat them. The red spots may be tiny amounts of blood, or they may be "meat spots," tiny amounts of tissue. It's hard to say on the couldiness, but a possibility is changes due to some weed the hens eat, or variation in how much water is absorbed from the albumin by the yolk. Here's a paper on just some of the thing that can happen.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     

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