Blood on eggs

williamandmary

Hatching
9 Years
Feb 3, 2010
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I have 3 Americauna hens and occasionally I get an egg with a bit of blood on it. Should I be concerned about the hen??? The hens are about 9 months old.

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williamandmary

Hatching
9 Years
Feb 3, 2010
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Many thanks! You have put my heart to rest! These are the first hens I have ever had and there is SO much to learn. Love this site!

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thechickenchick

Born city, Living country
11 Years
Mar 8, 2008
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Eaton, Colorado
I agree. A smear is perfectly normal. I used to worry about everything too, so you are not alone on that! Everyone here finally taught me to relax and enjoy them
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JP33

Songster
10 Years
Nov 14, 2009
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Southeast, Louisiana
So the feedback is that it is perfectly fine and normal to have eggs with a smearing of blood on the shell?

Reason I'm asking is one of my B.O. s last two eggs had blood smearings. I just wiped it off but it does have me wondering if everything is kosher.

Thanks for any additional info & a question. What causes this?


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autumn_mi

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 21, 2009
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Mt Morris, MI
I am also wondering at what point do you need to worry about smeared blood on the eggs?
We got a bloody egg yesterday from our Silver Laced Wyandotte after at least 2 weeks of not laying (she is 9 months). 2 weeks ago we had to kill our Australorp after she became egg bound and i'm wondering if this is a sign we missed? if it is what can we do?
We have got bloody eggs off and on in the past and i just thought it was normal (like everyone is saying)- but after dealing with an egg bound chicken and not having a good outcome- i want to avoid that again if at all possible.
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MS2ME

Hatching
9 Years
Jan 25, 2010
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Bucksport
I have a state poultry health person coming by next week. I'm going to discuss this topic. I had five yesterday with smearing.
 

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