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post #1 of 6
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Second day I have noticed one of my hens has laid an egg that has quite a bit of blood on the egg after its been laid. Anyone know why? Should I be worried?

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First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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post #2 of 6
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I should also say that I have checked her out and she looks and acts healthy as can be and her vent looks great.
So what could it be?


First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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post #3 of 6

Is she a new layer? It's not unusual for them to have a touch of blood when they first start laying. Guess they're stretching things out a bit too much.

 

I've had several eggs like that with my new set of girls, too. 

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Two old people and two young-adult children. One rescued black and tan American Coon Hound, and a Boston terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy. RIP "Buster Brown", best chocolate lab ever 6/29/02 - 3/31/14. Home of "The Best Mouser In The World", Lily, a calico cat that adopted us. 1 BSL, 1 Delaware, 1 Buff Orp, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 EE in the coop. 3 Barred Rocks and 3 SLW's in the brooder. The construction...
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post #4 of 6
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She is an established layer. She is new to me, I have had her for about 2 months. I would say about 1 1/2 years old. ALSO> the egg from today (with the blood) was a double egg! Haven't had one of those before 😆 maybe that's why

First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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post #5 of 6
Bloody eggs like that are prerty common, especially if the egg was a little bit bigger that her usual egg. As long as there's a little bit of blood there should be no concern, however i read somewhere that mites can cause blood on eggs so might want to check if your flock has any parasites....
post #6 of 6
Oh that explains it!!! A double yolker is a big egg and that's why ....
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