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Rusty looking substance on yolk.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Flyboy718, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems to be some sort of little rusty looking flakes on the yolks of some of the eggs I get from my barred rocks. At first I thought it was something free floating in the egg, scratched at it with the tip of a knife and it seems to be a little rusty spot on the yolk...sorry for no picture. It didn't bother me but my wife asked me to find out what that is all about because she thinks that everytime we get an egg that has a few speckles on it those type eggs tend to be the ones with the rusty spots on the yolk. Anyone else ever seen anything like what I am describing?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    blood spot maybe?
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 and harmless, assuming that's what it is...
     
  4. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno...doesn't look like blood, kinda rusty brown to light brown color and sort of porous looking. I don't have any roosters to have fertilized eggs so how could there be little blood in the egg? Sorry for the dumb question, I am new.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've gotten eggs with what you're describing on and off over the years. They scramble up just fine. [​IMG]
     
  8. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea probably a blood spot lol pics would help next time u get an egg like that take a foto
     
  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one giant egg on that page looks like the average egg I get from my leghorn every day. When she first laid an egg after coming to live with me I looked like this. [​IMG] Poor chicken...
     

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