Blood on eggshell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmer geek, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. farmer geek

    farmer geek Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2010
    I was collecting eggs today and I found that the tip of one of the eggs was smeared with some blood. Is this something I should be concerned about? What is wrong?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Nothing's wrong, especially if your layers are young and new to laying.

    I had a bloody egg today as a matter of fact. It was from a silkie and maybe her third egg.

    You might check your hens/pullets for signs of copious amounts of blood around the vent, but chances are it was just from a bit of tissue tearing to make room for the egg to pass.
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
  4. camotruck

    camotruck Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    NW Ohio
    My chickens have been laying for 3 months, and I still get a tiny streak of blood now and then, especially with a double yolker;). No big deal.

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