blood on the eggshells?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LearningToFly, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. LearningToFly

    LearningToFly Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of my young hens are laying eggs with blood on the exterior of the shell. Why?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It will clear up. Lots of unusual things happen with pullets. There will be some tearing sometimes with the first few eggs and hence blood. Speckles aren't usually blood but a collection of coloring.
     
  3. LearningToFly

    LearningToFly Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, it's been happening on and off for two or three months now. It's not speckles but actual smears.
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait a little bit longer. It sounds minor and not uncommon right now. If it persists though, something may be wrong. Highly doubtful though. She's still a pullet layer.
     

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