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speckles in egg white

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hannah8, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    what are the little red dots in my eggwhites? my hens are just over a year old and seem to have been having this problem their whole life i have 23 that all lay the same color and size egg so i cant tell if some are and some arnt laying eggs with these tiny dots in them
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They're called blood spots....tiny blood vessels can break when the ovum is released and they get captured in the egg. Not uncommon.
     
  3. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    is there anything i can do to get rid of this happening
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not really.

    If there are alot of them it may indicate a problem with the hens reproductive system.

    What breed bird?
    Can you post a pic of the specks?
     
  5. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    they are red sex links, i will post a pic next time i have an egg!
     
  6. Branch Chickens

    Branch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any update on this?
     
  7. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    i wish some more people knew information! are you having the same issue? it doesnt bother me but some of my customers that i sell them to stop buying because theyre grossed out
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  9. Branch Chickens

    Branch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are the same age, and I just noticed the same issue.
    What is your water situation?
    We use an older farm well to water them, and that is the only thing that is different from my mom's chickens across the road. Her eggs don't have the issue.
     

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