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What causes bloody eggs?

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We have 4 hens and NO rooster. One of the hens is laying eggs that are very often bloody. The whites are rose colored and around the yolk there is a lot of blood.

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welcome-byc !!  I've never had a hen lay a bloody egg like you described, sometimes just smears on the outsides of the shells.  Are yours just starting to lay or are they older?  Sounds like there's a problem with the plumbing sad

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post #3 of 7

What breed are they?  Could it have something to do with that breed being more suceptable to blood spots?

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post #4 of 7

Here's some info that might help. Seems like I've been posting this link a lot lately. Good luck

Imp


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

 

 

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #5 of 7

I have had a few like that from one of my hens. I think it was just a glitch in her system when she was getting started. I have heard that that can happen when the have some trauma like a really bad landing coming off the roost so you may want to take a look at how your coop is set up, where she roosts etc. and see if you think that may be happening.

welcome-byc

post #6 of 7

Thanks for that link Imp.   The only thing I'm guilty of is the light on all night.  Otherwise it was only 1 breed's eggs and not the other 2 that had specks in the yolk.  I thought it could be breed related.

Blue and splash Silkies, Black copper Marans,  Seramas, and quail .
 

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Blue and splash Silkies, Black copper Marans,  Seramas, and quail .
 

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Originally Posted by Chic Chick 

Thanks for that link Imp.   The only thing I'm guilty of is the light on all night.  Otherwise it was only 1 breed's eggs and not the other 2 that had specks in the yolk.  I thought it could be breed related.


It's not necessarily the light. I have a light on all night too and have never found a bloody egg. I think a lot of chicken stuff is specific to the individual bird. If it was only 1 breed then I would lean towards that line as well. Maybe not the breed, but maybe some disposition for that line. If they are new layers it might go away as they mature. Good luck

Imp

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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