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Blood Covered Eggs!!!!

post #1 of 11
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For the past 3 days I have found a couple of eggs covered in blood. The eggs are perfect just have blood all over them. I see no signs of distress from any of the hens nor any signs of blood on any of them. Is this something that is happening because something is wrong with her? Any ideas as to what is happening? Our girls are 6 months old, red and tan sex links, tetras and a few we are not sure. I have 2 that have been broody for going on 6 weeks. I checked them today and they are clean as a whistle. I know that they bleed alittle when laying but this is alot of blood.

DH and I often look out of our kitchen window and try to remember what we did before we got our girls and boy... When I want to laugh I just walk outside with a bowl or bag of treats... 25 of the sweetest chickens in the world come running... We also have 5 rescue kitties that we love dearly...
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DH and I often look out of our kitchen window and try to remember what we did before we got our girls and boy... When I want to laugh I just walk outside with a bowl or bag of treats... 25 of the sweetest chickens in the world come running... We also have 5 rescue kitties that we love dearly...
RIP- Miss Maisy and Miss Daisy
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post #2 of 11

I knowwhen they first start laying there can be quite a bit of blood , but if they've been laying for a while, I'm not sure why there would still be bloody eggs hmm

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post #3 of 11
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That is what I thought also. They have been laying since 13 weeks and I have never seen this before. Weird shaped eggs were common then but now they lay perfect eggs. I am just hoping that there is not something wrong and that is causing all the bleeding.

DH and I often look out of our kitchen window and try to remember what we did before we got our girls and boy... When I want to laugh I just walk outside with a bowl or bag of treats... 25 of the sweetest chickens in the world come running... We also have 5 rescue kitties that we love dearly...
RIP- Miss Maisy and Miss Daisy
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DH and I often look out of our kitchen window and try to remember what we did before we got our girls and boy... When I want to laugh I just walk outside with a bowl or bag of treats... 25 of the sweetest chickens in the world come running... We also have 5 rescue kitties that we love dearly...
RIP- Miss Maisy and Miss Daisy
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post #4 of 11

I have 3 chickens with this problem and they've been laying for 3 and half months.

One chicken died this morning....

What is going on?????

post #5 of 11

I wouldn't worry if it only happens intermittenedly.  Sometimes blood vessels will rupture along the reproductive tract and get on the shells.  If the rupture happens higher up it would be inside the egg itself.  These are all normal, and should resolve quickly.

However, if it keeps happening over the long term, that's an internal injury that will most likely lead to death sad

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"It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized!"
Joey Santiago
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post #6 of 11

Ok... thank you!!! smile

post #7 of 11

I hope it isn't a long term leading to death for my hen, I have had blood covered eggs for 3 days straight. I've checked all their vents and can't figure out the culprit, I'm getting concerned.

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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Impress 

I hope it isn't a long term leading to death for my hen, I have had blood covered eggs for 3 days straight. I've checked all their vents and can't figure out the culprit, I'm getting concerned.


I would post a list of their symptoms in the Disease and Injury section here on the forums.  There's a lot of really smart folks who can diagnose anything with enough information.


Edited by Pele - 10/27/11 at 3:15pm
"It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized!"
Joey Santiago
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"It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized!"
Joey Santiago
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post #9 of 11
My hens have been laying for almost a ur and now that the weather has gotten really cold I have been getting eggs covered with blood as well ?....
post #10 of 11

As young pullets progress from laying small and medium eggs on to laying larger eggs a young pullet sometimes gets ahead of herself and produces an egg that is to big to pass easily from her vent.  Therefor during the laying of such eggs tiny blood vessels are sometimes ruptured.  That is all that an egg with a bloody shell means.  Sometimes when returning to production after a hiatus from laying (say after the molt) a hen will also pop a vessel or two.

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