Blood in eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Renee_Pollito, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Renee_Pollito

    Renee_Pollito Hatching

    Nov 15, 2010
    We are new to chickin rearin'. Our chickens are 7 months old and started laying about 2 months ago. This week we found an egg in it with quite a bit of blood IN it. A scary amount of blood. We had a rooster (accidentally) but we took him away 3 months ago, so it can't be that the egg was fertilized. Why would there be a large amount of blood INSIDE the egg? Any ideas??? Tks.

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It has nothing to do with a rooster. It is a mistake in the egg laying machinery, I believe at the oviduct. It is unlikely to happen again, or at least only rarely. I've seen it about 3 times in 4 years. You can even eat the egg if you wish -- or scramble it and feed it back to the chickens.
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    I had one the other day, which surprised me. In my years of having chickens, it was the first time for me. I know it does happen, no worries.

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