Blood smear on egg - should I be concerned?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Granolamom, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    My 6 month old SLW girl, Lucy, just layed an egg that had a smear of blood on it. Is this something I need to worry about?
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    That is actually really common, when they first begin to lay-I suppose their vent is just "adjusting" [​IMG] I don't think you have anything to worry about.
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have ran across this a few times with my girls as well. I have never had anything become of it. I would say as long as you don't see any tissue or it doesn't happen on a regular basis everything should be fine.

    There are others here with more experience who may be able to offer more/better advice. Good luck!
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's quite common and not normally a problem. Your hen just ruptured a little capillary somewhere along the "egg route".
  5. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    Thanks for the answers, guys! I was really hoping I'd hear something along these lines (no big deal, happens all the time...)[​IMG]
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Two of my young brown leghorn hens just started laying and they had this too.I'm glad it's no big deal.It only happened once.They've been laying three days now,and I have not seen it again.

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