Why do some of my eggs have dark looking stuff inside?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by livingrn, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. livingrn

    livingrn Out Of The Brooder

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    It isn't there all the time, but occassionally I'll crack open an egg and there is stuff that looks like dirt inside. Does anyone have any idea what in the world causes this? Is it harmful? My eggs don't sit around in the nest, I collect them every afternoon. I'm at a total loss. These are not fertilized eggs either.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is blood spots. Usually they are so small in the eggs you can't see them. Your eggs are fine. You can still use them.

    Honestly, most of us are so accustomed to store bought eggs that are perfect without any blemish inside or out that we don't realize most eggs are not'perfect'.
     
  3. livingrn

    livingrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you MissPrissy, I just took the stuff out and still used them but then afterward I wondered if I should have. You've eased my mind.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with 'MissPrissy'. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Yup I've found them in mine sometimes as well.
     

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