Blood on OUTSIDE of egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LeeLeesFarm, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. LeeLeesFarm

    LeeLeesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2008
    So. California

    here's my question:

    My 7 mos old, frizzle bantam hen started laying eggs, Jan 1/09.

    She is laying every 2nd day.

    Just today, in her little nest, I picked up her egg, and there was blood on the shell.

    She is fine in every other strange or sickly behaviour.

    Is this just normal? Does it simply happen sometimes.

    I did have chickens many yrs ago, and have never seen blood on the outside of the shell before.

    Much thanks for any thoughts.


  2. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

    Nov 12, 2008
    Normal for pullets at seven months. Their body will stretch to accomodate eggs soon. A pullets egg size vary at first from as small as a birds egg to large. Just wipe the egg with a damp paper towel. It is fine and so is she.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Our EE Sunshine laid her first bluish egg on Saturday and it had blood. 2nd one came today that was the same size without any blood. Common for pullets until the vent accommodates for the size of the eggs.
  4. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    All of my new girls had a little blood on the outside when they first got started. After laying for a while it sort of stopped. Their bodies are still getting the hang of this laying thing!
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We get that every now and then too. It has never been enough to worry me.....
  6. LeeLeesFarm

    LeeLeesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2008
    So. California

    thank you .....

    the other eggs were clean, this was the first time the egg had any blood, so I wondered if something was wrong with her.

    Today, we are back to a clean egg.....but I won't panic if I see blood again!



  7. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    same issues with my young hens the go really good and then there eggs get a little larger and there will be a smear or speck of blood poor lil ladies
  8. alaskanest

    alaskanest Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2014
    Thanks so much for the info! My EE is 7 months and had a very bloody egg this morning. She has also had trouble with laying a soft egg. I guess she's just figuring out her laying strategy.

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