What is this??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by birdlady79, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. birdlady79

    birdlady79 Songster

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    This spot that looks like blood was inside my BR first egg... It's kind of gummy,,,, I think it's blood? I know a fertile egg has spots sometimes, but I have no Roo!! Is this normal?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    The flash is distorting things a bit - but it is likely just a small piece of tissue that came from along in the bird's repro tract as the egg formed. Nothing to be worried about.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Yes that is hard to see with that flash, but look through the internal defects portion of this link. Could be a meat spot or a blood spot. Perfectly normal. Commercial egg laying operations electronically candle their eggs looking for those things so a supermarket customer doesn’t get a surprise. Those “defective” eggs are normally sold to bakeries or similar place where they are beaten and the defect doesn’t show. They are safe to use but yes, there is a YUK! factor about them that make them unappetizing to many people.

    Egg Quality Handbook
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/

    That has nothing to do with a rooster. A rooster does not cause “spots” in the egg unless you incubate a fertile egg. If you gather your eggs every day you are not going to see “spots” due to the egg being fertile even if it was under a broody hen all day. If you leave it overnight under a broody and don’t get it until late the second day you might see some development. That myth that a rooster causes spots in an egg is pretty common on this forum, but it is just false.
     
  4. birdlady79

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    Ok Wheeww!! Thank y'all!! I still ate the egg. Lol. I did kind of look like tissue..... The reason I thought that about Roo's was from this lady I was getting eggs from... She always told me to crack them open bf I used them to chk for spots, that the egg might be fertile.....

    Thank you for correcting me!! :). I love BYC, I learn something new everyday !
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Not sure why she'd offer that - the only reason to really 'check' is if one has been negligent in collection and thinks there is a chance that setting and chick development may have begun - otherwise, a fertile egg eats just like an infertile one.
     
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