Blood on first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicknerd, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be worried there was a little blood on a first egg today? I have several girls just starting to lay and this is definitely a first egg. But I have never seen blood before.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is normal to find a little smear of blood on a first egg. I wouldn't be concerned unless there is a lot.
     
  3. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had it on the first few eggs from new layers. The first one had the most on it and as they laid it just got less and less. Freaks you out the first time you see it though.
     
  4. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yes, and thanks all of you. I had not seen it before, so I wanted to make sure I shouldn't worry. And you are right. It freaks you out the first time you see it!

    Thanks!
     

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