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Weird bloody egg and poopy bums?

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Hi everyone, we've been going along the last year and a half happily. Until recently when I noticed our hens bums seemed to be more... Messy. What's causing their poopy bums? Also, today we cracked open an egg and it was red/ bloody looking inside. Is that related? Are my girls sick, or is this a fluk egg?
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Anyone?
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Messy bums in my experience, is caused by wet conditions. Add dry bedding, and they usually clear up.

 

I would not be concerned about the bloody egg, unless nearly all of them start turning up like that. I think it is a fluke.

 

Mrs K

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Egg oddities might be because they are ramping down egg production getting ready to molt.....

.......if they are about 18 months old and you live in the northern hemisphere.

 

Loose stools can be related to what they are eating, what are you feeding?

Can also be from drinking extra water during high temps.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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I feed an organic layer feed. And then we also give them fruit and veggies scraps when he have them. Oh, we also have fruit trees in their "yard", but they stopped dropping fruit a few months ago and leaves are starting to drop now. We are in central California.
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