Blood on outside of eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coppahed, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. coppahed

    coppahed In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2007
    What causes blood all over the outside of eggs?
  2. mourninglory

    mourninglory In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2007
    Maurepas, Louisiana
    Blood on the outside of the eggs is what came from the inside of the hen. It could be an extra large egg or if it she just started laying it could be that as well. I wouldn't be too worried unless it lasts for several weeks. If it worsens I would seek help. From what you described I would just watch and see if the bloody eggs stop after a week or so. Others here may suggest that or something different. Some of mine did it and they were okay and it went away quick. Hope this helps. [​IMG]

    Edited to add: some of my grown hens laid bloody eggs, and they were fine and healthy. It rarely happened, but with over 60 laying you get to see a lot of different things going on.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2007

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