blood on outside of egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheOldHen, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. TheOldHen

    TheOldHen Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbe and have 4 hens. The first started to lay about 2 weeks ago and has one a day and the eggs look great. The second had one 6 days ago. It had just a little blood on the shell. She skipped a day, than another one that was fine. After a day off, she laid another one today. This one had blood on the outside again. Not a whole lot but enough to see it. Does this sometimes happen or should i be concerned. Thanks for any help
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It happens sometimes - and not just with new layers. It's not a big deal (although the chicken may beg to differ...lol).
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    mine do that too sometimes.. i think its ok
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With young hens, the passages are not fully stretched and they may slightly split (ouch!), but it usually sorts itself out within a couple of weeks.
     
  5. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont worry it will be fine that can happen if the pipe isnt stretched enuf
     
  6. AnnieAlbright

    AnnieAlbright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found my first 2 eggs, and one had some blood streaks. I would imagine the poor girls aren't stretched out enough yet... ouch!

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  7. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens occasionally. Makes you appreciate the hard work those poor girls do.
     
  8. jenkassai

    jenkassai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens just started laying and one egg had some blood on it today. OUCH!! [​IMG]
     

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