blood on egg is this normal

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cary 1973, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    just collected eggs from coop and found this egg I know its my little bit egg she is acting fine but this looks like blood dose anyone else ever find like this and should I be worried. little bit is acting normal but just layed this egg some time between 4pm last night and 9am this am


  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Sometimes as an egg passes it causes a small tear, or burst blood vessel in the hen's vent. It's more common with new layers and nothing to worry about, though it does look alarming. Examine your hen's vent for any signs of pecking or mites as well, as this could also cause bleeding.
  3. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    checked her vent its nice and pink and kinds most in the vent hole area. shes eating normal kinda ticked off at me as I took her from the front yard to do a complet body check on her. other then the little blood she seems complet normal thak you for your reply i will try not to stress out on her.
  4. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Songster

    Mar 20, 2012
    yes that happens every once in awhile. if it continues to happen to every day then it could be a problem

  5. epeloquin

    epeloquin Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    A little blood now and again os normal. Sometimes when they are laying they might break a blood vessel. Not to worry unless it happens often or if their is a larger amount of blood.
  6. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chirping

    Aug 15, 2012
    Bache Oklahoma
    Very normal. They are practically having a baby daily.

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