stuff in my eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bare bottom farm, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI all I was wondering if anyone could tell what this is and why it is there? my hens are a year old and have laid off and on for 7mths.
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  2. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a small blood spot that is caused when a hen sits on a fertile egg for a short period of time the egg is perfectly fine to eat though
     
  3. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really I don't have any roos
     
  4. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    google blood spot and meat spots in eggs..It is basically a blood vessel tear or leak into the egg as it is developing..thats the short version..doesnt hurt the egg at all..has nothing to do with roos..
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Blood/meat spot which has absolutely nothing to do with "hens setting on the eggs." These flecks or meat or blood occasionally slough off the walls of the reproductive tract as the eggs are forming. In commercial production, such eggs are slated for bakery utilization so we have been eating them all along. They may be eaten or you can remove them from the egg prior to cooking. Misinformation is worse than no information.
     
  6. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you all so very much for youjr help!!
     

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