Blood in the nest box, not just drops on the eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LadyHartman, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. LadyHartman

    LadyHartman In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2009
    Western Michigan
    I recently took in 8 ISA brown hens that are about 1 1/2 years old. Within the first couple days I found a large spurt of blood running down the inside of the nest box they use (vent level). Then no blood for several days and now I've had a second incident. I can't determine for sure which bird is doing it but I am pretty certain it's one of the new ones.

    The rest of my flock seems perfectly fine, but the new birds have a history of picking and egg eating. (the day I got them they were covered in yolk). The picking and egg eating has stopped now. I think that was dietary.

    My question is.....Any idea what could cause this much blood? And what can I do about it?

    Thanks a ton!

  2. Hmmm... If you could determine what time each girl lays her egg, you can look at their vents to see if there is blood.

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