What is this spot on the yoke and is my chicken okay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GracieN, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. GracieN

    GracieN Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2013
    Reading other byc posts today is sounds like this is a meat spot but are they usually this big? I have gotten spots on yokes before but they have always been much smaller. Is my chicken okay? Do I need to do in their diet differently or something??? Thanks so much!

    Note: it was attached to the yoke but the yoke broke...
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Yes, that looks like either a meat spot or a blood spot. Lots of chickens get them in their eggs occasionally; as long as this doesn't become frequent, your hens are probably fine. This particular blood/meat spot is larger than is common, but not unheard of.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Meat spots happen in the white. Blood spots happen in the yolk. And yes, that can be normal. I got one once that looked like a blood smear over the whole yolk. It was bad enough that I tossed the egg.

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