Blood on egg!?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ptkds, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. ptkds

    ptkds In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2008
    I have 6 chickens, only 2 have been laying (they are different breeds than the other 4). Yesterday, I went out to collect eggs, and one of the eggs had some blood on it, and it was cracked. I am assuming that the hen that layed it bled, and then she pecked the egg because there was something on it.

    Is it normal for there to be blood on an egg? This is the first time it has happened. All the hens look healthy and happy. Do I need to be concerned, or does this just sometimes happen?

  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

    Mar 10, 2007
    Think it happens sometimes. Especially for first time layers. I've seen blood on my eggs and the chickens were fine. If it continues, I would be concerned. Just watch closely. Welcome to BYC!
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Sigh of relief. I just found a first egg with blood on it too. If it came from who I think it came from, it must've been a tough push. She seems o.k. I'm not sure I am though.
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Yep, this happens from time to time, especially with young pullets...[​IMG] No big deal! Just wipe it off the egg! [​IMG]~T
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    You forgot the part about making a cocktail and settling down a little.
  6. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008

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