Blood in Egg?! Not the Usual little spot

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

  1. EggGardener

    EggGardener Out Of 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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