Spots on egg yoke

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eagle227, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. eagle227

    eagle227 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 25 chicken 15 Buffs and 10 NHR's. my question is what causes brown spots on egg yokes? I cracked open a egg this morning and it had several brownish spots on the yoke. They just started laying within the last month. Is this normal and are they safe to eat or should I not eat them.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Safe. It's likely a blood spot or part of the reproductive tract sloughing off. It's animal protein so edible.
    Those things happen from time to time and especially with pullets.
     
  3. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every now and then, a capillary in the hen's ovary will rupture when it releases a yolk. Nothing to worry about. You never see it in commercial eggs because they're candled, separated and usually sold to bakeries or processed food manufacturers.
     

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