blood on egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueridgefarmer, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. blueridgefarmer

    blueridgefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have about 20+ hens that free range and I haven't noticed anything wrong with any of them, but the last two days there has been a small amount of blood smeares on an egg. I have no idea what is going on.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hopefully, this is just one of those egg oddities that occasionally happens to many or most of us. A hen could have a minor wound at or near her cloaca, for example. Or it could be happening further up, more internally. I see this maybe once every 6 months or a year.

    You could visually check your girls for an injury -- or you could just keep an eye out for a few days. It may just resolve. Good luck!
     
  3. blueridgefarmer

    blueridgefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, finally by the grace of God, it's 60 degrees here in the mountains, so all the girls are out and about, I noticed one of Black Australorp had yucky stuff all over her fluffly rear end.....picked her up and it looks like a hemorrhoid kinda, bloody ball right by her vent, she is still laying almost everyday, and eating and pecking around like normal, I will start googling but all your experts out there...What is it and what should I do?
     

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