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Blood on Outside of Egg - What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trendy Chicks, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Trendy Chicks

    Trendy Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello - I recently read something on one of the threads about blood on the outside of an egg and I can't remember what it indicated.

    Today I collected one with a few bloody spots. Does anybody know what it means? Thanks.
     
  2. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello- all 6 of my girls had blood on their first egg. There was even an EE who seemed to have a heck of a time laying that first egg and that egg had quite a bit of blood she even left a few drops in the nest- her eggs had a blood smear for a couple of days - then all was fine and they are clean as a whistle. I checked out her bum a few days later and everything was fine. I think when they first begin to lay this is normal. [​IMG]
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It means it probably hurt a little. [​IMG] We get that occasionally, especially if somebody drops a big one.
     

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