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What are these spots in this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by b-crow, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. b-crow

    b-crow In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2015
    southwest Missouri

    This chicken consistently lays more eggs than the others. However, they are always thin shells with sandpaper texture. Then the yolk of every egg has these spots. They are soft, but they have a more firm texture than the rest of the egg.

    I have searched this site and others to try to find something similar, but with no success.

    What is it?

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    They are called meat spots. Basically, little bits of soft tissue that is shed during the egg making process. You don't see them in grocery store eggs, because they are candled and eggs with meat spots are removed.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    What she said [​IMG]

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