What is causing my meat spots

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stevematthews, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. stevematthews

    stevematthews New Egg

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    I have a Rhode island Red Chicken. She is giving me on average 5 eggs per week. She is about 1 year old. Recently she started giving us meat eggs. Now every egg is a meat egg. We fish it out, but it is not only gross, but now that every egg is a meat egg, I am concerned that something is wrong. Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    Steve and chicks in Vegas
     
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meat spots don't necessarily mean an unhealthy hen. They are caused by a ruptured blood vessel or a piece of the oviduct dislodging. They are completely edible but you can remove them if you don't like them. Try giving your hen some veggies high in vitamin A for a snack. One of my hens was doing this and it helped.
     
  3. stevematthews

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    Thanks!

    What kind of veggies can i give my chickens? More importantly, which ones can I not give them?
     
  4. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mostly give my girls cabbage, watermelon, lettuce, and shredded carrots. They get those the most because I grow them. As far as what not to feed your chickens: green potatoes, avacado pits and skins, citrus, anything from the nightshade family. I have also heard not to let them have apple seeds but cored apples are fine. Also garlic and onion will make your eggs taste funny. There are a lot of mixed opinions about spinach so I avoid it.
     

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