single blood spot inside egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juice, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. juice

    juice Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I love our eggs -we are getting about 7/day from our 8 ladies. Here is my ?
    I know that the little brown/red spots inside the eggs are ok but what does it mean? Is it a deficiency? Is it likely to stop at some point?
    I alwyas remove the spot before using but though it's gross I'm not too worried. I would just be awkward giving them to friends this way. any thought?
    thanks. juice
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster? I asked that same question to a gal at the feed store and she told me it is because the eggs are fertile.
     
  4. juice

    juice Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks I'll look at the site. but no, i don't have a rooster [​IMG]
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Great info, thanks for the link.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:You can get blood spots with or without a rooster. He has nothing to do with it. [​IMG]
    The reason you don't often see blood/meat spots in store bought eggs is because they are candled before being packaged. The ones that show the blood spots are diverted to be sold to make animal feed.
     
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  7. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I read the link you posted about the bloodspot. I know I find blood spots in my eggs frequently and now if someone I sell eggs to asks me I have the correct answer. Thanks for setting me straight. Seems everyday I learn something new on BYC. I love this forum!
     

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