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Are bloodstained eggs safe to eat?

Are bloodstained eggs safe to eat?

Chickens
The blood spots on the eggs are exactly that; small spots of red blood that you will see when you open a fresh egg. All eggs, fertilized or not, contain tiny blood vessels that anchor the yolk within the egg. In a fertilized and hatched egg, those blood vessels will deliver nutrients to a growing chick embryo. There is a misconception that seeing a spot of blood on the yolk means that it is fertilized. This is not true. Both fertilized and unfertilized eggs can have blood spots. As a heavy consumer of fresh eggs, I have encountered blood stains many times. Sometimes there may be multiple bloodstains, or the egg white may have some staining as well. So why is this happening and can you still eat the egg? And if you really are the owner of the hen that laid the egg, is her healt...