Blood on outside of eggshell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenchok, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. We purchased a 1 year old white silkie about a month ago. She stopped laying when we got her, but just laid her 1st FOUR eggs in 2 days! Must have been backed up? Also, 2 of the 4 eggs had blood on the oustide of the shell. The other 2 were perfectly clean. What is this from? Could there be something wrong w/ her?

    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chances are the blood on the outside of the shell is nothing to worry about.
    I have it happen from time to time.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    More than likely it is from stretching to get the egg out. If the egg was larger than normal this will happen.
     

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