What is the brown spot or meat in eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rufflemyfeathers, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2008
    Astatula Florida
    What is the brown spot or meat in eggs?? What causes it and will they eventually clear up?? So far all my 5 or 6 that have collected total have it..I think I have a second hen lay now as today got 2 eggs.
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blood spots;

    The yolk is formed in the follicular sac by the deposition of continuous layers of yolk material. Ninety-nine percent of the yolk material is formed within the 7-9 days before the laying of the egg. When the yolk matures, the follicular sac ruptures or splits along a line with few, of any, blood vessels. If any blood vessels cross the stigma, a small drop of blood may be deposited on the yolk as it is released from the follicle. This causes most blood spots in eggs. After the yolk is released from the follicle, it is kept intact by the vitelline membrane surrounding it. The release of the yolk from the ovary is called "ovulation."

    Very edible, so don`t worry about them. They will go away, but may return at times. Eggs with blood spots are candled by egg farms and removed to be sold for use in bakeries, etc. You`ve been eating them all along and didn`t know it. Won`t hurt a thing......Pop
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009

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