Why are my eggs bloody inside?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mychickensneaky, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. mychickensneaky

    mychickensneaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was making some fried eggs this morning and cracked open 4 of my eggs and the yolk inside looked bloody. I was totally grosed out but now it keeps me curious why the eggs were bloody inside and afraid to find my other eggs like this. And also one day I cracked one of my eggs and it looked really weird like one half of the yolk was orange and the other half was light yellow. Can some of you that has been doing your own eggs for a wile please answer me.
    Thank you :)
     
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  2. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your birds have gotten scared well laying there eggs or before laying because when i hen gets scared more blood runs into the yoke and makes it look bloody so if there free range theres probably a cat or hawk scaring them so in a few days the eggs should be fine if they stop getting scared
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Please do not make comments that are unsupported by facts.

    Blood inside the egg is caused by a small rupture in a blood vessel as the egg is being processed through the oviduct. You may also occasionally see a small fleshy spot. These are normal and not dangerous, but if you find it distasteful you can discard or feed the (cooked) eggs back to your hens.
     
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  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that comment about a scared hen is just bogus.

    When you say bloody, how bloody do you mean? A red spot on the yolk was probably caused by a broken blood vessel while the egg is being formed, and the egg can be safely eaten. A red spot in the white, or a "meat spot" was caused by sloughing off of some reproductive tissue--kinda gross, but totally safe to eat.

    Now I have had one egg that was BLOODY-bloody and it was my own fault--I'd found an egg hidden in the shavings below the nest boxes, and assumed it was freshly laid. Apparently not, since the embryo had started to develop. This was during the 100+ degree days of summer. EWWWW
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I had several from my last batch of chickens. They were pretty full of blood when you cracked them. It was not an embryo, but liquid red blood in a pool. Never found the cause & eventually it stopped. This is the only time I had a lot of blood in an egg in almost 20 years.
     
  6. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just telling u now thats not bogus or what ever just cause u don't see it in books doesn't mean its not true so when u see something like that just ignore it and wright what ever u want. and yes it is because when ever my hens got scared in a couple days there was blood in the eggs so many things can cause it
     
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  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I have a welsummer hen that laid a beautiful dark brown egg 3 times a week, and most were bloody. I singled out this hen because I didn't want to give her eggs away. They were perfectly fine to eat, but I preferred to feed them all back to the chickens after gathering a few. The picture I have included is only a small amount of blood--usually it was more. The hen stopped laying altogether.[​IMG]
     
  8. mychickensneaky

    mychickensneaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the answers from ya all! :)
     
  9. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen was pinneddown by a hundred pound lab.. she sll layed a healthy egg the next day...
     
  10. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen was pinned down by a hundred pound lab.. she sll layed a healthy egg the next day...
     

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