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post #1 of 6
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Hi, I have a coco maroon who has been laying bloody eggs for the last three days, yesterday and the day before the egg was covered completely in dry blood, and today there is only a ring. I'm wondering if she has done something to herself that would need to be treated. She is not acting sick or hurt. Here's a picture of the egg so you can have an idea of what's going on.
(In the past occasionally she would lay eggs with a little blood on them to, but not reguraly like she has been lately)



Any ideas what's going on? Or if I need to do anything? I've researched this before, but I forgot what it is. Thanks for the help. smile.png
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post #2 of 6
That could be blood, which sometimes happens if they aren't regular layers because the cloaca has to stretch out, or that's more likely the dark coloring being distributed on the egg in an odd pattern which happens a lot with dark egg layers.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
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post #3 of 6

I don't think that is blood......but maybe a pigment glitch.

 

Have you looked at her vent for signs of injury?

How old is she and how long has she been laying?

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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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
aaart I haven't yet, she has been laying for about 2 years I think.
Im going out to go look at her now, and I'll be back with what I find.
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This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

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This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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post #5 of 6
I don't think that's blood either. Try wiping it with a damp cloth to see if it comes off.


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Very funny that I got a partially pigmented egg today....similar to yours.

I think the hen that laid it was not happy I was cleaning the coop this morning when she wanted to be laying, she kept jumping out of the nest and running out to the run.

Stress can cause glitches in the system, in this case a 'spray booth' glitch. Normally her eggs are a pretty dark brown.

 

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."

Reply

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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