blood on egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ericasl, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, just came in from getting eggs and one had some blood on it and there was some blood on the edge of the nesting box? The egg was a big one! I think I know what hen layed it I also got a big one yesterday!! Should I be checkin hen bottoms. It was very red blood not a whole lot just a little??
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It is often normal, espeically for new layers. I wouldn't worry but keep an eye out on the girls for other possible issues with trying to pass large eggs.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That can be normal with new layers OR if your birds are overweight...like we've given them too many treats (GUILTY)

    Just keep an eye on it.
     
  4. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info. How many treats are toooo many?
     
  5. iluvmichickens

    iluvmichickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh, this happened to me today. I have new pullets just starting to lay. I went out to the coop and saw in one of the nesting boxes a little egg and blood drops all around the nesting box. They were on top of the pine shavings and one on top of the egg. Bright red. Then I noticed a few more blood drops around the coop. They are all acting normal and I haven't noticed any new blood drips. Is that normal for a pullet just starting to lay? [​IMG]
     

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