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post #1 of 6
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Hello,

One of my 9 month old buff orpingtons layed and egg the other day and it had blood in it! The shell was normal, no cracks or blood, but the inside was pretty bloody... another egg we had a week ago had a small bloodyish chunk in it too. It kinda looked like an artery or something but I dont think it was one. Help please?

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3 Buff Orpingtons (Nugget, Spud, Pinky), and 1 Copper Maran (Luna)
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3 Buff Orpingtons (Nugget, Spud, Pinky), and 1 Copper Maran (Luna)
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post #2 of 6
Its just from a ruptured blood vessel when the egg was forming. I see one every now and again. Freaked me out the first time too! But your hen is just fine.
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Originally Posted by nugget2000 View Post

Hello,

One of my 9 month old buff orpingtons layed and egg the other day and it had blood in it! The shell was normal, no cracks or blood, but the inside was pretty bloody... another egg we had a week ago had a small bloodyish chunk in it too. It kinda looked like an artery or something but I dont think it was one. Help please?

Thanks

I had a hen who laid those kinds of eggs regularly, then after 6 months stopped laying altogether. I would try to identify her particular eggs, and check them often to see if she keeps doing it. There are some many little problems that can occur with the egg laying system. Those eggs are safe to eat, but a bit unappetizing, LOL. I tend to serve those back to the chickens scrambled and chopped. Here are some good articles to read:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/28/blood-spots/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/727900/why-are-my-eggs-bloody-inside


Edited by Eggcessive - 1/28/16 at 9:02am
post #4 of 6
Harmless usually. Happens to everyone a few times at leasy.

Safe to eat, but some don't.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help!

 

She layed another one today but with less blood... I hope it doesn't become a regular thing!

 

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3 Buff Orpingtons (Nugget, Spud, Pinky), and 1 Copper Maran (Luna)
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3 Buff Orpingtons (Nugget, Spud, Pinky), and 1 Copper Maran (Luna)
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post #6 of 6

As long as you can identify her eggs, if it continues, you can just use them for scrambled eggs, or feed them to your chickens. Mine would kill for scrambled eggs!

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