what causes blood spots?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by missourichickenmama, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    Just wondering, also, are they edible?
     

  2. Blood spots are basically from when the egg ruptures a blood vessel in the hen, I THINK! Not sure, so wait. They're totally safe to eat.
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

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    This is what the Georgia Egg Commission has to say about 'em.

    I like the idea that they are an indication of freshness and disappear over time.

    Steve
     

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