weird spot in unfertile yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aliena614, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 hens (rooster was dinner way before laying time). After laying for about 6weeks now im getting sparatic eggs with tiny single brownish glob/specks on the yolk? can anyone help? sorry picks not avail.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's probably a meat spot, a bit of tissue from the reproductive tract of the hen. I get yolks with streaks or meat spot on occasion, but not often.
     
  3. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hopefully!!! i was thinking I had an undercover rooster! but have yet to see blood
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Even if you see blood, that doesn't have anything to do with fertilization. You can get blood spots in eggs where the hens have never seen a rooster. It's just an anomaly that pops up from time to time and is to a degree, hereditary in some lines. You may not want to hatch future laying hens from hens who regularly produce blood/meat spots.
     
  5. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh! good to know! thanks so much!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You're welcome! [​IMG]
     
  7. chickUP

    chickUP Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm glad you posted this question. I have gotten the same thing on a few different occasions now. We have never had a rooster. The girls have been laying for about 7 weeks now. Good to know it is nothing to worry about!
     
  8. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that what this is???? We were cracking eggs for dinner tonight and I have never seen anything like this in my eggs.. Sorry about the glare from the lighting
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like tissue to me, so yes, I'd say it was a type of meat spot. You'll see weird stuff in your eggs over the years from time to time.
     
  10. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you that is interesting
     

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