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Reddish smear in my yoke ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by minors23089, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. minors23089

    minors23089 New Egg

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    I have 10 hens 9 months old and lately when I crack open an egg we have a one layer giving us a reddish smear in the yoke. It is not blood specs but sort of smeared through the yoke . Can you explain what this is ? We are hesitate to eat them until we figure this out.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have a welsummer who did that every day for months, then occasionally, now no eggs at 18 months. The eggs are perfectly fine to eat, but gross me out, so I just fed them to chickens. She laid super dark brown eggs so I could tell them apart.[​IMG]
     
  3. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi,
    I just pick it out and eat it, egg tastes fine to us. So I hope it is ok to eat.
    Kat
     
  4. minors23089

    minors23089 New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply but it is not specs of blood like your photo. This is more when we bust the yoke it has a reddish smear in it , not specks , any idea ?
     
  5. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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  6. minors23089

    minors23089 New Egg

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    Yes thank you very much , I think that is exactly what it looks like . Are food is keep in a cool dry place so its not the food . We are going to watch for the other things to see what is causing it , but anyway thank you so much for your help [​IMG]
     

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