What is this in my egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by barneveldrerman, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 6 chickens who are nearly 3 years old. About half the eggs have this in it.


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    What is this?


    Why is it in the eggs?


    What can I do to stop it.


    Any information would help

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ......? If it was red i would say tissue, which happens some times and not much you can do about it, and if was puss like i would say looks like a lash egg but this is confusing. I have no clue!
     
  3. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, I am also confused!


    Some are red.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
  4. chick fire

    chick fire Out Of The Brooder

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    To me it looks like the egg was fertile
     
  5. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    My rooster is not in the same pen. They are separate.
     
  6. cluckcluckhens

    cluckcluckhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby just looked at it and did a search. He said it's chalazae it's part of the egg. Just means the egg is fresh.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You can see the chalazae in the pic, but those red and brownish spots are called blood spots and/or meat spots.

    Happens when a small piece of tissue and/or a blood vessel breaks as the ova is released and gets encapsulated in the egg.
    Pretty normal and nothing to worry about.
     
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto.
     
  9. gonnyto2

    gonnyto2 Out Of The Brooder

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    sometimes i find little brown or red spots in a few eggs. i just take a spoon and get those out and continue to use the egg. it is nothing to worry about, just unappealing to our eyes.
     
  10. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the information, I will just spoon it out.
     

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