Spot in egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coolaw2, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. coolaw2

    coolaw2 Hatching

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    I always thought that a blood spot in an egg yolk meant that the egg was fertilized. But recently I have had a few eggs with spots even though I don't have a rooster. Anyone know why?

    Steve
    Arroyo Grande, CA
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Blood spots are caused by a glitch in the process as the egg works it's way along the reproductive assembly line. They are not that uncommon and in commercial production are generally slated for bakery useage. We've been eating them all along. Just a little extra protein.
     

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