Blood in nesting box

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

  1. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    My Coop
    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

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Yes they can bleed. Normally with younger ones starting out or older ones but they all can.

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