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I have a hen that sometime lays a egg and it will have blood on one of the ends of egg. Can someone tell me whats going on ?? Thanks
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All that the blood indicates is that the walls of the chicken's cloaca are being brushed and that the bird's eggs may be a little too big for the vent or egg duct. It should adjust to the egg size and toughen up. If the blood continues after, say, two weeks, Then I would get a little more concerned, but since you say the blood is on the OUTSIDE of the shell, It means that it is lower in the egg duct if not at or very the vent. I had a hen that had faint blood streaks on her eggs after she turned 1. I gave the flock probiotics and that also seemed to help.

6 Iowa Blues, 5 Buff Orpington, 4 Silver Laced Wyanndotte, 3 Black Australorp, 2 Rhode Island Red, and 1 Easter Egger.
Also, Pebbles the mutt rooster, an unknown chick, 10 Cornish X, 14 California Whites, plus as many eggs as I can put in the incubator.
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6 Iowa Blues, 5 Buff Orpington, 4 Silver Laced Wyanndotte, 3 Black Australorp, 2 Rhode Island Red, and 1 Easter Egger.
Also, Pebbles the mutt rooster, an unknown chick, 10 Cornish X, 14 California Whites, plus as many eggs as I can put in the incubator.
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It happens once in while...not a concern unless it lots of blood and is happening frequently. 


Edited by aart - 4/5/16 at 4:39am

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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