Blood on eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by onebuggirl, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. onebuggirl

    onebuggirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I found an egg that had blood on the shell. There was also blood in the nesting area. I turned over the chickens and looked at some vents. One had a pinkish piece of flesh peeking out of her cloaca. What should I do ? What should I be looking for? Could she have just been backed up, she may have not laid an egg in a couple of days.
     
  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mine have been having some blood on eggs as well. I did not look at the vents, but after reading this I think I will. Hope someone helps you with the piece coming out.
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I've had some with bloody eggs as they are new layers..... I mean .. can you IMAGINE laying something that big in comparison to your body almost every day! [​IMG]

    Anyhow... I've never found blood in the nest box though, only on the egg. So hopefully someone has the right answer for you. Though, if all look ok and are acting/eating/drinking normally and you continue to get normal eggs from them.... then it was probably just one of those things. [​IMG]

    Just went back and REREAD your post.......... hmmmmm... I dunno about that fleshy part. Is it an older layer? New layer? What breed? Any other problems?
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whlle not common, it is neither uncommon. Just keep track of your birds for anything that may be serious, but I bet there is nothing wrong, just something that happens.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I just logged on to look for this exact same topic. I picked an egg today that had blood on it as well. I wasn't sure what to do, so I came here to find out more.
     
  6. onebuggirl

    onebuggirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girl is a BArred Rock that is at least 2.5 years old. My hens had been laying (3 hens) an egg a day for a week and a half. THen suddenly I was only getting 1-2 eggs a day. THen today I got the blood splattered egg. I will keep an eye on them. Behavorially they all act fine..but I am not home all day to see.
     

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