Blood In Nesting Box--No Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lilrut, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. lilrut

    lilrut New Egg

    Nov 11, 2010
    In the past week I had a sudden drop off in egg production from about 10 eggs normally in 4 days to about 4 in 4 days. They were low on water about 4 days ago and it was moderately hot, so at first I attributed it to that, but then I saw some fresh red blood spots and splatter inside of the hen house. Its not in the poop--the poop looks normal. This blood is bright red and in two droplet-sized locations in the nesting box, as well as some small blood splatter around the wall of the coop. I cleaned up the blood and locked the hens in the coop,making sure they had fresh food and water. The next day I was at full production--3 eggs, but the day after, I only had 1 egg, and blood spots again.

    They are about 1 year and 2 months old. I have 3 hens--2 barred rock, 1 sex link.

    Anyone know what is going on?

    Thank you,
  2. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    Have you checked for one of them being hurt? Maybe a broken egg in side one of them? Bumble foot? There has to be ean injury to the chicken for it to bleed.

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