Blood found on one egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickadde, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    I gather eggs daily and last week one of the eggs had blood on it. Now a week later I have a chicken not feeling very well. I noticed her bottom area has lost some feathers and she is staying inside the coop and not very energetic.She kind of has a lttle crusty feathers there and we cleaned most of the stuff off her. I did watch her drink some water this afternoon. Do you think the egg with blood was possibly hers? She is only a year old and is always friendly and busy little one. Hate to see her hurting:(. Any suggestions would help, Thanks, Valerie
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check her for lice? A little blood on an egg is really nothing to be concerned about, but if you have a girl feeling bad, it could have been her or maybe a coincidence. If she still isn't acting right, you should separate her in case she is sick.
     
  3. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    I will check her tomorrow. If she does how do you treat lice. I have 10 chickens total and they all are healthy except she has become very unactive. I keep their coop clean and change shavings weekly in their coop. Thanks for your help, Valerie
     

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