Blood On Egg Shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by VyInRI, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. VyInRI

    VyInRI In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2014
    I just went out to let my girls out of the coop, and I noticed when I went to collect eggs (one sad, pathetic egg so far), I noticed the egg shell had blood on it. Not a lot, but enough that I noticed it as soon as I opened the door to the nesting boxes. Should I be concerned? The girls seem happy and healthy enough, I haven't inspected them closely today because I had already let them out when I went to get the eggs, but I did just lose my alpha hen last week, so I'm a little more on edge than I normally am. Does this happen sometimes, or should I be worried? The eggs I collected all this past week were fine. I should probably note, we do not have a rooster, so our eggs are all unfertilized.
  2. Nupe

    Nupe Songster

    Jun 13, 2014
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    It's one of those things that just happens sometimes. I've had blood splattered over half the nest box and never been able to find who it was. It shouldn't happen regularly, but from time to time is not a big concern. If all your birds look happy and healthy, sounds like you're good.

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