Blood on outside of egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SueMuffin, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. SueMuffin

    SueMuffin Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up my eggs this morning and one had a smear of blood on the outside of the shell. What would cause this and should I be concerned? I dont know which one of my girls laid this egg but I think it was the first egg from one of them. I think I only have 2 out of 6 that are laying fight now, but the shell was a little different than the others I have been getting. This leads me to beleive its a new girl that has started. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
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    It is very normal. It could be because it's a first time layer, but not necessarily.. I still get them on occassion and most all of my girls are nearing 2 years old.
     
  3. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here, mostly with my newbies. Every once in awhile you'll get an oddly shaped or larger egg than normal which also may cause them to strain and bleed slightly when laying.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicken 'roids. [​IMG]
     
  5. SueMuffin

    SueMuffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the answers I feel better knowing they are normal and not hurting. Your answers are much appreciated.
     

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