Something in the egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Brownbarn5, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Brownbarn5

    Brownbarn5 New Egg

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    Cracked open a relatively new egg from our chickens and dropped the insides into a clean bowl. Saw several red "things" that kind of look like small insects? Some on the yolk itself and two in the white. Any ideas?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds like 'meat spots' - small bits of tissue from the reproductive tract that slough off and become encapsulated in an egg upon occasion.
     

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