The Red Spots in eggs are known as Meat Spot. The spots which are generally harmless are not, as is commonly thought, an indication of a fertilized egg, but rather are a result of a blood vessel in the chicken’s reproductive tract rupturing during the egg formation process. Meat spots, the brown or gray spots which occur in about 3% to 30% of eggs, are pieces of tissue. Both kinds of spots are frequently referred to as “an error on the part of the hen,” but blaming the hen seems a little unfair. Eggs with spots are usually, but not always, fit for human consumption. Some should not be eaten, like the larger spots or those that diffuse into the white. The small spots are easy to remove with a knife and if you miss one, don’t worry, it is “a little extra drop of protein.”