What is the red speck?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IDIOT HUSBAND, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. IDIOT HUSBAND

    IDIOT HUSBAND Songster

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    I know this is a simple question but my wife asked me and I said I'll ask the experts. What is the red speck in a fresh laid egg?
     
  2. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
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    It could be a blood spot, it should be harmless, though.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They are blood spots or meat spots. You can eat them or take them out if you want.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    On occasion, a blood vessel will burst along the reproductive tract of a hen and you'll find a blood spot in an egg.
     

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