Blood in egg from broody hen.......?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by susiestozz, May 12, 2009.

  1. susiestozz

    susiestozz Chirping

    May 7, 2009
    Our two year old "Magpies" are broody and have been for going on 3 weeks. Like most other posts here, they will sit all day on nothing and will not come out unless we remove them from the nest.

    A few days ago I found a "new" egg broken on coop floor i.e. the shell was soft and pliable like they are when the chicks start to lay for the first time.

    Anyhow we then found a day or so later a MASSIVE egg [​IMG]- almost double in size sat under one of the broody ones.

    Tonight I broke it open for my son's tea - the first thing I saw was blood surrounding the egg inside and then a blob of blood attached to one of the yolks - it was a double yoker.

    Does this mean they may be unwell|???? Or was it just because the egg was so BIG? [​IMG]
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It is normal for those to occasionally show up in an egg. The store bought ones take them out so people don't realize it is normal.

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