Blood in shell.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CuzChickens, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello and good afternoon!
    I just collected eggs and my white leghorn egg seems to have blood in the shell? Should I be worried? I can give a picture.
     
  2. cathy d

    cathy d Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a rooster? Because those sound like fertile eggs to me
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Yes, I have about 8 roosters. But why are all the eggs not like that? And her egg was not like that yesterday. I thought when they were fertilized, there were blood spots in the actual egg. This is in the shell. Instead of white, there are reddish swirls in the shell.
     
  4. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post the picture?
     
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Yeah, I will do that in a second.
     
  6. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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  8. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she just recently started laying?
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Yes, about 3 weeks ago.
     
  10. cathy d

    cathy d Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry I misunderstood yes the fertile eggs will have blood on the inside a spot butt Maybe she was having a hard time getting the egg out. I have seven chickens that were egg bound and there was blood after they finally passed the egg. I don't know but when I used to raise Cockatiels and parakeets we always put a little bit of safflower seed oil or a natural oil in the food just a little bit like a couple drops into a quart.if your feeding a lot of chickens it won't hurt to put a little bit and just mix it so it has a very very light coating. we used to do this so they would not get egg bound but that's all I can say I hope this helps you a little bit
     
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