Red Spots In The Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ragerkid2, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I herd somewhere that if you have a flock of chickens your eggs will have spots of blood in them, I do not have any rooster just light barhamas and red sex links hens... Why do this happen? Is it only if you have a rooster mating with the hens? Im a First Time Chicken owner so im not sure...
    Thanks For Your Help
    -Brandon
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Nope, has nothing to do with having roosters. It's from a broken capillary somewhere in the hen's reproductive tract. [​IMG] I have roosters with all of my girls, and I rarely ever see blood spots. BUT I have seen it in commercial eggs, which rarely ever have roosters in with them.
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    They call it a meat or blood spot. It's not something you can control or something that happens in every egg! It also has nothing to do with whether you have a roo or not!!
     
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  4. Just My Cluck

    Just My Cluck New Egg

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    It is called a "blood egg" when commercial egg candlers see a blood egg it is considered a cull. You simply throw it away. There is nothing wrong with your hens.
     
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  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:BUT there is nothing wrong with eating them, if you're ok with it. [​IMG]
     
  7. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    somewhere here, someone posted pictures of what to look for if the egg was fertilized. unfortunately it is not a good technique to use if you are looking for fertile eggs to hatch, because, if you can see it, good look putting the egg back in the shell.

    if you look at the yolk carefully, there will be a small dull white spot, somewhat transparent. if unfertilized, the spot is just a spot. however, fertilized, and the center becomes translucent and the spot looks like a donut.

    the blood spot (as stated already) has nothing to do with being fertilized or not
     
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  8. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They seem to be more common in my younger hens than my older hens. Nothing wrong with the hens or eggs. I eat them. I warn anyone else that gets my eggs to toss them if they prefer "spotless" eggs.
     
  9. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what they said. ^^

    i eat them too. i figure it's no different than eating cooked hamburger - meat is all sorts of bloody before it's cooked. i just cook the egg. don't even taste it. [​IMG]
     

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