Blood on egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kwhorne, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. kwhorne

    kwhorne Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR hens are just starting to lay. I got an egg this morning that had some blood on the outside of the shell. Otherwise it was a nice medium/large egg with a good shell. The egg may have come from a first timer. Is the blood on the shell normal for new layers? Just need to know if this is something I should be concerned about.

    Also, do I continue to give electrolytes after the weather cools off?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes, a small amount of blood on the eggshell is common in new layers.
    I stop giving electrolytes after the weather cools. Generally I give it for temps. of 90 and above.
     
  3. kwhorne

    kwhorne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info gritsar.
     

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