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

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    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!

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    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

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    Quote:Ditto!
     
  4. camotruck

    camotruck Out Of The Brooder

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    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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