blood on egg shell after being laid?? pics

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smcdermott, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Second day I have noticed one of my hens has laid an egg that has quite a bit of blood on the egg after its been laid. Anyone know why? Should I be worried?
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  2. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should also say that I have checked her out and she looks and acts healthy as can be and her vent looks great.
    So what could it be?
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  3. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she a new layer? It's not unusual for them to have a touch of blood when they first start laying. Guess they're stretching things out a bit too much.

    I've had several eggs like that with my new set of girls, too.
     
  4. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is an established layer. She is new to me, I have had her for about 2 months. I would say about 1 1/2 years old. ALSO> the egg from today (with the blood) was a double egg! Haven't had one of those before [​IMG] maybe that's why
     
  5. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bloody eggs like that are prerty common, especially if the egg was a little bit bigger that her usual egg. As long as there's a little bit of blood there should be no concern, however i read somewhere that mites can cause blood on eggs so might want to check if your flock has any parasites....
     
  6. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that explains it!!! A double yolker is a big egg and that's why ....
     

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