Blood in eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by babygirl76, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. babygirl76

    babygirl76 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Sep 14, 2011
    one of my hens has been laying eggs with blood inside we do not have a rooster? what is wrong?
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    3,382
    119
    208
    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    It is normal I think, for a little blood to get in. But if it is happening everytime for a while I would post it in Emergencies section of the forum. Is she a new layer?
     
  3. aceintoledo

    aceintoledo Out Of The Brooder

    73
    2
    41
    Apr 25, 2011
    Ohio
    I was also finding blood in a couple eggs from time to time, but it was never more than a tiny spot that you could fit twenty of on the head of a pin. I take it this is not abnormal?
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,418
    196
    216
    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    It is not abnormal. It usually happens when the yoke separates, sometimes a blood vessel ruptures and a blood spot forms and travels with the yoke as the egg forms around it. Some hens are prone to this happening. The eggs are fine to eat, in fact most of the blood spots disappear as the egg sits and ages.
     
  5. babygirl76

    babygirl76 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Sep 14, 2011
    It was more then a spot, and it was in her last say 8 eggs, I eat eggs alot. I would say a few were 1/4 blood then the rest was about a quarter size.
     
  6. babygirl76

    babygirl76 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Sep 14, 2011
    Sorry she is a yr old, and is one of our best layers, so this is what concerns me.
     
  7. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,418
    196
    216
    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Yes the amount is a concern, especially with an older hen. Off the top of my head I might try boosting the potassium in her diet. May not cure her, but potassium helps with blood clotting. I think I need to do some more reading.
     
  8. babygirl76

    babygirl76 New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Sep 14, 2011
    Goodness if you could help that would be wonderful.
     
  9. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,418
    196
    216
    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by