Blood in Egg?! Not the Usual little spot

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggGardener, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. EggGardener

    EggGardener In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2009
    Today I cracked an egg open and there was a substantial blood spot--I wish I'd gotten pics.
    It spread out over the surface of the yolk in a bright red, nickel-sized circle.
    One of our hens was attacked by a dog last year, and has been limping and underweight ever since--I wonder if she laid the egg, if maybe its a sign that something else is going on w/her?
    We have 4 hens, and they all lay brown eggs, so I am not sure which one laid it.
    Is this abnormal? Is it a sign of a health problem?
    Any advice would be welcome!!
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I would just watch to see if it happens again. Maybe it's just a fluke.

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