Blood on egg - more than usual

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tovah, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Tovah

    Tovah Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all, need some advice. I have been pouring through all the older threads on this subject, but it seems that most everyone says if there is a little blood not to worry. How much is a little? I have a California While and she's been laying consistently 1/day since Oct. Every now and then an egg turns up with a speck or even smear of blood. I figured that comes with the process of laying. Today was more than a little blood (at least in my very inexperienced eye - new mom here [​IMG]). About 2/3rds of the egg is covered with blood. It is a smear and white still peaks through. I checked her bottom and everything looks clear and functional. No sign of blood either. Just want to make sure my baby is healthy. Thanks.
     
  2. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    That does sound like too much to be normal. I get eggs with a smear now and then but never more than 1/6 of the egg is covered. You may want to take her to your Vet if you are concerned. I think that would be the safest thing to do. It could be worms or some other parasite. Or it may be the beginning of prolapse. A Vet will know.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  3. Bloomin' Chickens

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    I would just keep an eye on her and see how the next egg she lays looks. Chickens are pretty resilient.
     
  4. Tovah

    Tovah Out Of The Brooder

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    It is day three and every day so far our hen has laid a bloody egg. I think this is unusual. See photos. Do I need to take her to a vet? Is there someplace less expensive to determine what may be wrong and how to treat it? What about our other hens. Do I need to separate them?

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  5. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch! Poor girl. I get a smear every now and then, but have never seen that much blood on an egg. I'd take her to the vet if I were you.
     

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