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whats on my yolk?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chammy, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. chammy

    chammy New Egg

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    I hello I'm New and was looking for a answer.
    I cracked open a fresh egg to fry and there was 2 little meaty kidney shaped balls attached to the yolk. I took them out and cut them and they also looked like meat too. Any1 got an answer. Thanks.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's just part of the hens reproductive tract. It's completely harmless.
     
  3. chammy

    chammy New Egg

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    Thanks. I've never seen anything like it b4
     
  4. chammy

    chammy New Egg

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    Any other suggestions.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] It could be either a meat spot or a bloodspot. Meat spots happen when bits of the lining of the oviduct get shed during the egg's formation process. It usually ends up in the albumen (white) and looks a lot like soil. Blood spots form when the yolk detaches and starts to move down the oviduct. Sometimes as it detaches it may rupture a tiny blood vessel and the blood ends up on the yolk. It is usually only a little spot, but in some cases it could be as much as a tablespoon of blood that end up in the egg. It's freaky looking but normal and unless the hen continues bleeding heavily afterwards, nothing to worry about.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I X2 what sumi said. Good luck to you!
     
  7. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Gross[​IMG] hope I never see that [​IMG]
     
  9. chammy

    chammy New Egg

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    Thanks guys. Now i know. :)
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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