The shell looked normal, the egg did not

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ande Weathers, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Ande Weathers

    Ande Weathers Out Of The Brooder

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    After a thousand eggs or so, one of my little producers delivered this.

    Any comments that help me determine just what is going on here would be quite welcome[​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Maybe a meat spot in addition to the blood spot?
     
  3. Ande Weathers

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    OK, that's new to me. I though meat spots were much smaller - closer to specs. This one has some definite chunkiness to it.

    I've had blood spots before, but this little chunk of meat kind of threw me. Plus the albumen was all tea-colored. I suppose a blood spot worked it's way into the albumen? But in 2 years I've never noticed a discolored albumen.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The bird that laid the egg is approximately 2 years old. I believe it was one of my RI Reds.

    I was wondering if the egg may have had a slight crack in it that wasn't noticed by me when I collected the eggs. If it did have a crack, maybe the whole thing just kind of spoiled.
     

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