Blood in egg due to rooster being with hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jewels4710, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. jewels4710

    jewels4710 Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone told me that if you always let the rooster be with the hens it will cause blood in the eggs all the time. Is this true or is the person mistaken? I have read that sometimes there may be a small amount of blood in the egg which is nothing to worry about. We now have a rooster but have not put him with the girls yet. Before I do I want to be sure of this before putting him with them all or just a few. Still new at having my own chickens and still learning. Any thoughts. Thank you!
     
  2. Anira

    Anira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not true at all. I have never had blood in any of my eggs, and I have several roosters in my flock.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Blood in eggs is caused by a hemorrhage in the egg making parts of your hen. It has absolutely nothing to do with the rooster mating your hen.
     
  4. jewels4710

    jewels4710 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!! That is what I thought. Just was wanting to see if others would agree or disagree. Put my mind at easy and maybe someone else also.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    This video will explain how blood can get into eggs...and other things as well:
    Egg Formation Video
     

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