blood on outside of egg?!

hannahgriffi

Chirping
Sep 9, 2020
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mattawan, Michigan
is this normal? this has never happened
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before with our girls. could it be parasites?
 

ChocolateMouse

Free Ranging
7 Years
Jul 29, 2013
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Cleveland OH
It happens sometimes. Pushing out a big egg is no easy feat. Sometimes it's indicative of a new layer or slight damage to the reproductive tract. Sometimes my older birds will have this happen for a few days and then have a permanent deformity in their eggs afterwards, indicating that there was a minor injury during lay that healed with a bit of scar tissue.

It's usually not a big deal but keep an eye on your girls for prolapse or other problems and make sure they have lots of good food, water and free choice calcium.
 

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