blood on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pkcrawford, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. pkcrawford

    pkcrawford New Egg

    Feb 27, 2016
    I have a hen that sometime lays a egg and it will have blood on one of the ends of egg. Can someone tell me whats going on ?? Thanks
  2. ChickenGoesRuff

    ChickenGoesRuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2015
    All that the blood indicates is that the walls of the chicken's cloaca are being brushed and that the bird's eggs may be a little too big for the vent or egg duct. It should adjust to the egg size and toughen up. If the blood continues after, say, two weeks, Then I would get a little more concerned, but since you say the blood is on the OUTSIDE of the shell, It means that it is lower in the egg duct if not at or very the vent. I had a hen that had faint blood streaks on her eggs after she turned 1. I gave the flock probiotics and that also seemed to help.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    It happens once in while...not a concern unless it lots of blood and is happening frequently.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016

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