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Blood in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by janelle18, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today when I was collecting my eggs I noticed a small amount of blood in one of the nesting boxes with an egg in it. I gave an overview of my girls and they were acting normal, and I didn't see any blood on any of them... but I didn't look realllyy hard. Just wondering if chickens ever bleed when laying an egg? Sounds kind of gruesome, but some of these eggs are HUGE![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can bleed. Normally with younger ones starting out or older ones but they all can.
     

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