What is this I am seeing in the frypan?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Moochie, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes when I cook my girls' eggs I see a red dot. Or sometimes I'll see a white spot in the yolk.
    Like this red dot had a white line connected to it to the yolk, it was outside of the yolk. Sometimes the red dot is more like a blob depending on egg but still pretty small.
    I'm thinking fertilized egg? As for the white spot, same?
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    The red is likely a blood or meat spot. The white is the chalayza.
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    umm explain? sorry haha i dont know what a chalayza is, and where'd the meat/blood come from?
     
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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

  6. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just googled it [​IMG]
    I sorta wanted to be hopeful my girls' had fertile eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Do you have roosters???

    If you do, I bet your do have fertile eggs [​IMG]
    There's only one indicator though, and it is none of what you mentioned.
    All eggs have the white spot, but if it's fertile there will be a white bullseye pattern around it
    pictures, discussion and better explanations here https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008&p=1
     
  8. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a year old barred rock roo.
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:1 roo for 27 hens (going from your sig line) probably has him spread a bit thin. But also a hen can be fertile up to a month after breeding sooooo even if he didn't get EVERY girl EVERY day they might still be fertile.

    Generally the suggested ratio is one roo per 10 hens. (My roo has 9 girls)
     
  10. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:1 roo for 27 hens (going from your sig line) probably has him spread a bit thin. But also a hen can be fertile up to a month after breeding sooooo even if he didn't get EVERY girl EVERY day they might still be fertile.

    Generally the suggested ratio is one roo per 10 hens. (My roo has 9 girls)

    We actually have 3 but the other 2 are still cockerells. There's the giant cochin and I have no idea when he will be sexually mature (i hear they take awhile to grow) and my new hampshire red boy, he's about 9 weeks. The cochin is around 3 or 4 months old, I'm not sure I haven't been keeping really good track.
     

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